HUTCHINSON, KS - The NJCAA's top-ranked team coming into the tournament was eliminated Thursday afternoon when Lamar State - Port Arthur upset Missouri State - West Plains 69-62 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Poor shooting and 25 turnovers were the demise of the Grizzlies.
LSC-PA also won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding MSUWP 40-31. Vonn Jones led the Seahawks with 19 rebounds, five rebounds and four assits. Darrion Booker came off the bench to score 17in the second half and also had nine rebounds.
Twann Oakley scored 17 to lead the Grizzlies, who finish up the year at 31-4.
LSC-PA (26-10) will next play in the consolation semifinals on Friday against Cape Fear Community College (25-8) of Wilmington, N.C., at 1 p.m.