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HCAC Ranking
 1. Hanover 14-4(21-6) 
 2. Mt.St.Joseph 14-4(17-9) 
 3. Rose-Hulman 14-4(17-9) 
 4. Transylvania 12-6(17-9) 
 5. Anderson, IN 9-9(15-12) 
 6. Bluffton 8-10(11-15) 
 7. Franklin 7-11(8-17) 
 8. Earlham 6-12(8-17) 
 9. Manchester 4-14(6-19) 
 10. Defiance 2-16(3-22) 

Hanover College wins the USA HCAC 2017-2018 title

HCAC Women 2017-2018
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Hanover College 2017-18
Jon Miller Jon Miller Miller
Wesley McKinney
Colin Smith
Cam Fails
Levi Buck
Nick White
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
35  McKinney Wesley 193 (6'4'') F 0 USA
12  Smith Colin 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
3  Fails Cam 180 (5'11'') PG 0 USA
5  Hibbard Isaac 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
14  Buck Levi 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
42  White Nick 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
11  Ratts Logan 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
20  Bray Jacob 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
21  Robertson Blake 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
25  Cloncs Ryan 190 (6'3'') F 0 USA
33  Crawford Jackson 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
40  Williams Kevin 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
32  Reed Christian 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
15  Williams John 180 (5'11'') PG 0 USA
52  Buse Parker 196 (6'5'') C 0 USA
10  McHugh Jackson 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
22  Armstrong Jordan 190 (6'3'') F 0 USA
45  Washburn Connor 201 (6'7'') C 0 USA
Head Coach: Jon Miller
Coach Assistant: Michael Floyd
Coach Assistant: Ryan Nowicki

Rose-Hulman Rally Falls Short as Hanover Captures HCAC Men's Title - Mar 1, 2018

For the second consecutive winter, tournament time has become the time for the Hanover College men's basketball team to shine. That's especially true for junior guard Cam Fails (5'11''-PG) and senior forward Wesley McKinney (6'4''-F) as the duo led the Panthers to their second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship with an 80-70 victory Saturday over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on the Engineers' own Hulbert Arena.
Hanover (22-6) will now represent the league in the NCAA Division III national tournament, starting next weekend. Pairings and regional site locations will be announced Monday afternoon by the NCAA.
At 5-foot-11, Fails may be the shortest player on the Panthers' roster, but he stood tall throughout the championship game. He scored 14 of his game-high 26 points in the first half as the team took control of the game from the opening tipoff. He also had seven assists (game high), two steals, one blocked shot and three rebounds - each of these statistics having a profound impact on the game's outcome.
Not surprising, Fails was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. He scored 76 points (26, 20 and 30) as Hanover came from being the No. 3 seed, despite tying for the HCAC's regular season title, to win three straight postseason games.
Also unforgettable was McKinney's performance, certainly in the first half when the visitors took 46-29 halftime lead. The All-American candidate made seven of his 12 shots in those first 20 minutes, and finished with 21 points and six rebounds. He earned all-tournament honors. Senior Levi Buck (6'2''-G) also added 17 points for Coach Jon Miller 's team.
Fails, McKinney and Buck were major contributors as Hanover had a 26-4 record after advancing to the Elite Eight of last year's NCAA tournament.
Rose-Hulman (17-10), the tournament's host as the No. 1 seed, was led by sophomore forward John Czarnecki (6'6''-F) with 21 points (on 8-of-9) shooting and eight rebounds. He was another all-tournament selection. Junior Charlie Aimone (6'6''-F) had 14 points after making two 3-point field goals in the final four minutes. Junior Nick McGrail (6'5''-F) added 13 points.

Cam Fails and Wesley McKinney came to the rescue for Hanover to extinguish any rally by Rose-Hulman on its home floor. A 7-to-2 run moved the Engineers within 11 points, 69-58, with 6:10 remaining, and they were driving for a potential momentum-changing basket when McKinney came up with a steal. Fails proceeded to take the ball back down the floor and found Levi Buck for a 3-point field goal to keep the Panthers comfortably on top. Then, minutes later Fails took a charge for the fifth personal foul on Rose-Hulman leading scorer and point guard Craig McGee (6'0''-PG), who was held scoreless after having a team-high 20 points in a semifinal victory. Fails made two fall-away jump shots in the final two minutes to seal the championship victory.

Hanover made seven of its first 10 shots in the game to take an early 21-7 lead, and ended the first half by shooting 60% (20-of-33) for a 46-29 halftime edge.
Hanover had only eight turnovers in the game, while forcing Rose-Hulman into 17 mistakes.
Rose-Hulman forward John Czarnecki made 16 of his 17 field goals in two tournament games.

Hanover won its fifth HCAC championship, having captured titles at the end of the 2018, 2017, 2005, 2004 and 2003 seasons; the Panthers were runners-up in 2014, 2013, 2011 and 1995.
The victory avenged two regular-season setbacks for Hanover against Rose-Hulman, including a 68-66 overtime loss at Hulbert Arena Jan. 31.
Hanover has won 48 of its 58 games during the past two seasons.
Hanover is now 2-3 against Rose-Hulman in HCAC tournament games.


Hanover won its second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship; the Panthers defeated Mount St. Joseph University in the 2017 title game.
Junior guard Cam Fails was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after 76 points in three tournament games.
Other members of the All-Tournament Team were senior Wesley McKinney of Hanover College, sophomore John Czarnecki of Rose-Hulman, senior Andrew Finley (5'9''-PG) of Mount St. Joseph University, senior Trevor Lucas (6'0''-SG) of Anderson University and junior Cooper Theobald (6'1''-G) of Transylvania University.

HCAC Tournament Final:
Hanover - Rose-Hulman 80-70
HCAC Tournament Semifinals:
Hanover - Mount St. Joseph 77-68
Rose-Hulman - Anderson 75-72

Courtesy of RoseHulman

All-HCAC Awards 2018 - Mar 1, 2018

All-HCAC 1st Team 2018
Trevor Lucas
Cam Fails
Wesley McKinney
Erik Edwards
Andrew Finley

All-Tournament MVP: Cam Fails (5'11''-PG) of Hanover
Player of the Year: Cam Fails (5'11''-PG) of Hanover
Freshman of the Year: Craig McGee (6'0''-PG) of Rose-Hulman
Coach of the Year: Rusty Loyd of Rose-Hulman

1st Team
SG: Trevor Lucas (6'0''-SG) of Anderson, IN
PG: Cam Fails (5'11''-PG) of Hanover
F: Wesley McKinney (6'4''-F) of Hanover
G: Erik Edwards (6'3''-G) of Mt.St.Joseph
PG: Andrew Finley (5'9''-PG) of Mt.St.Joseph
PG: Craig McGee (6'0''-PG) of Rose-Hulman

2nd Team
SF: Cole Hartman (6'6''-SF) of Anderson, IN
PG: Kevin Christie (5'11''-PG) of Bluffton
C: John Beineke (6'7''-C) of Franklin
PG: Adrian Johnson (5'11''-PG) of Manchester
G: Adam Goetz (6'1''-G) of Mt.St.Joseph
F: Charlie Aimone (6'6''-F) of Rose-Hulman

Honorable Mention
Andrew Renner (6'2''-G) of Bluffton
Elijah Wilson-Thomas (6'2''-G) of Earlham
Kale Morris (6'3''-G) of Franklin
Nick White (6'5''-F) of Hanover
Kyle Gullett (6'6''-F-95) of Transylvania
Gabe Schmitt (6'2''-G) of Transylvania
Cooper Theobald (6'1''-G) of Transylvania

All-Tournament Team
F: John Czarnecki (6'6''-F) of Rose-Hulman
F: Wesley McKinney (6'4''-F) of Hanover
PG: Andrew Finley (5'9''-PG) of Mt.St.Joseph
SG: Trevor Lucas (6'0''-SG) of Anderson, IN
G: Cooper Theobald (6'1''-G) of Transylvania

All-Sportsmanship Team
F: DeAndre' Bembry (6'6''-F-94) of Atlanta H.
F: Austin Buchholz (6'5''-F) of Bluffton
F: Allante Wheeler (6'5''-F-97) of Defiance
G/F: Thomas Sanborn (6'5''-G/F) of Earlham
G: Borden Kennedy (6'1''-G) of Franklin
C: Parker Buse (6'5''-C) of Hanover
PG: Brody Kirby (6'0''-PG) of Manchester
F: Tyler Manaugh (6'8''-F) of Mt.St.Joseph
G: Stephen Schueth (6'3''-G) of Rose-Hulman
G/F: Tristan Burgess (6'4''-G/F) of Transylvania


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