The Crossroads League again recognized the outstanding season Kyle Mangas is having with another Player of the Week award, and Grace’s Vironnica Drake also earned some national dap for her play.
Mangas had 25 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead No. 4 Indiana Wesleyan past No 8 USF, 95-83, in the Crossroads League Tournament championship game. Mangas, the Crossroads League Player of the Year, helped the Wildcats to a 26-7 mark and an appearance in the NAIA Division II tournament in South Dakota. Wesleyan is a No. 1 seed and faces Antelope Valley (Calif.) in its first round game Thursday afternoon.
Drake was named the NCCAA National Player of the Week.
Drake, a sophomore from Marion, Ind., led the Lady Lancers to a victory in the NCCAA Midwest Regional championship game. She finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and two assists in the 75-69 win on the road at Concordia.
Grace (18-15) awaits its opponent in next week’s NCCAA National Championships, hosted by Grace. The tournament teams, brackets and schedule will be revealed on Saturday night.
For more information about the NCCAA Championships at Grace College, visit www.gclancers.com/nccaa.