FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Twenty of the top NCAA Division III men’s basketball seniors took center stage before the NCAA Championship game on Saturday in the Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game. The teams were comprised of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division III. An additional two seniors were selected by online voting on D3Hoops.com and two seniors were at-large selections.
The game featured a pair of outstanding former coaches who have been recipients of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award in coaches Joe Campoli (Ohio Northern) and Bob Schlosser (Elizabethtown).
Coach Campoli’s team defeated Coach Schlosser’s team on Saturday evening in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum by a final score of 104-101.
Team Campoli was led in scoring Ryan Bruns (Ohio Northern), who finished the All-Star game with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Nolan Ebel (Augustana) also tallied 19 points for Team Campoli. Johnathon Patron (Plattsburg State) and Cam Fails (Hanover) both added 14 points.
Team Schlosser was led by Ty Nichols’ (Keene State) 18 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. Nick DePersia of Rowan College added 17 points. George Riefenstahl (Farmingdale State) chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds. Both Michael Gardner (Johns Hopkins) and Elijah Hirsch (Berry College) reached double figures with 10 points each.
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