OAKLAND CITY, IN – The Grace College men’s basketball team finished as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) runner-up as the Lancers fell 90-81 in overtime to Bethel (Ind.) College in the championship game.
It was the fourth meeting of the season between the two programs and the third straight that was decided in overtime. The championship is the fourth NCCAA championship in Bethel’s history and the fourth NCCAA runner-up for the Lancers.
The game featured 15 lead changes and 14 ties. Marcus Moore recorded a team-high 23 points with five assists for Grace. Gaff added 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks while Johnson chipped in with 13 points and seven rebounds. Junior guard Scott Moore ended the evening with 13 points and eight assists.
Marcus Moore and Johnson each were named to the NCCAA All-Tournament team with Moore also being honored as a honorable mention NCCAA All-American. Senior forward David Ritter was named an NCCAA Scholar Athlete for his work in the classroom.
Grace ended its season with a 23-12 record while Bethel finished 21-15.