Charles Callison led San Bernardino Valley with 16 points and three steals in the Wolverines’ victory over No. 4 Salt Lake Community College Bruins, handing them their first loss of the season, in the Mesa Fiesta Bowl Shoot Out.
Todd Lewis contributed to the Wolverines with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Kyle Benton scored 12 points and had six rebounds against the Bruins (11-1).
The Wolverines rallied back from an 8-point deficit in the second half to win.
San Bernardino Valley (17-2) will play at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 in the semifinals against an opponent yet to be determined.
The University of Redlands has been selected as the host for the NCAA Division III West Region Volleyball Tournament which starts on Thursday.
The announcement came down Monday morning but surprised no one. There are seven teams in the field and four are from Southern Calfiornia so it wouldn’t have made sense for the NCAA to ship those four to one of the other three.
Colorado College (33-4) is the top seed and has a bye. It will got to the semifinal against the winner of Cal Lutheran-Puget Sound. University of La Verne gets Pacific Lutheran and Redlands will draw Chapman.
The quality of competition in the SCIAC was evident in last week’s four-team tournament that ended with a thrilling 3-2 win by Redlands over La Verne. The semifinal between Cal Lutheran and La Verne was equally exciting. By including all three teams the NCAA got it right!