Sterling, Kan. - The Sterling College Men's Basketball Team scored on their opening possession in Tuesday night's game against Hastings College and never relinquish the lead, beating the Broncos 82-68 in front of the home crowd in the Gleason Center. Defense was the key for Sterling, as the Warriors scored 34 points off of turnovers in the game compared to Hastings' 18 points off of turnovers.
Sterling, Kan. - #3 Bellevue University came into the Gleason Center on Friday night and was immediately engaged in a fierce battle with the Sterling College Warriors. The Bruins would use every trick up their sleeve to escape with an 81-75 victory over Sterling. Sterling engaged Bellevue from the tip and forced the Bruins to earn the victory on the Warriors home floor.
Sterling, Kan. - Former Sterling College Warriors assistant basketball coach Sean Gillespie brought his Union College team into the Gleason Center on Saturday in defeated the Warriors 63-56 in the final game of the 2010 Warrior Classic. Union used tough defense to force SC into 22 turnovers which Union would turn into 24 points, and the Warriors were unable to make a late run to take the lead and seal the game.
Kansas City, Kan. - Kenny McGrath and Trenton Stutzman were named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Scholar Athletes. In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
Lindsborg, Kan. - With a 70-58 victory over the Bethany College Swedes in Lindsborg on Thursday night, the Sterling College Warriors improved to 2-1 in the KCAC, which puts them in a first place tie atop the conference. Sterling gave the Swedes their first KCAC loss of the season, dropping Bethany to 2-1 in the KCAC.
Sterling, Kan. - Hot shooting by the University of Saint Mary doomed the Sterling College Warriors men's basketball team on Saturday night at the Gleason Center. Saint Mary hit 8 of 19 three point attempts for a total on 24 points on their way to a 63-53 victory over Sterling. The loss drops Sterling to 2-2 in the KCAC, one game out of first place.
Sterling College junior, Zach Goodrich, was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference "Player of the Week" after helping lead the Warriors to big wins over McPherson College and Ottawa University last week.
Point Lookout, MO - The Sterling College Warriors battled and nearly beat the Eagles of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in a two day marathon that spanned Thursday night and Friday morning. In the overtime game, OWU's Sadiel Rojas single handedly lead the Eagles to victory scoring 42 points and pulling down 23 rebounds in the 81-82 loss for Sterling. Zach Goodrich led the Warriors in his final game for Sterling College, scoring 19 points and pulling down three rebounds to cap off a phenomenal career.
Sterling, Kan. - The Sterling College Warriors will play Oklahoma Wesleyan University of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) in the opening round of the 20th Annual NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament. Oklahoma Wesleyan has a record of 27-4 and is currently ranked no. 7 in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The game will take place on Thursday, March 10 in Point Lookout, Missouri on the campus of the College of the Ozarks at 9:15 pm. The game will be available on HKFM as well as on The Sterling College Sports Network as an audio broadcast.
Wichita, Kan. - The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) released its All-Conference Awards during "Championship Monday" at Hartman Arena. Sterling College players and coaches won seven awards highlighted by Coach Dean Jaderston winning KCAC Coach of the Year and Zach Goodrich winning KCAC Player of the Year.