Jordan Bowling had 18 points and seven rebounds, Anthony Hilliard added 14 points and Dalton State (Ga.) College cruised to a 71-53 victory over Westmont College in the NAIA national championship game on Tuesday at Kansas City, Mo.
Preston Earle contributed 13 points for Dalton State (32-4) and LaDaris Green grabbed 11 rebounds. Cory Blau had 17 points for Westmont (25-11), eight coming in the first five minutes of the game. Nate Marsing and David Gunn added eight points apiece.
Hilliard made a deep three-pointer as time expired in the first half to give Dalton State a 16-point lead. After Westmont closed the gap, Sean Tate drilled a three-pointer with six minutes left in the game to put Dalton State up 53-44 and the Roadrunners never looked back.
Cal Baptist women in Division II semifinal
Darsha Burnside scored 27 points and Cal Baptist pulled away from a tie at halftime for an 86-77 victory over New Haven in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals at Sioux Falls, S.D.