HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Snead State Men’s Basketball team’s 2022-2023 season came to a close Tuesday, March 21, after the Parsons fell to the Southeastern Community College Blackhawks 75-49 in Round 1 of the NJCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
The Parsons trailed only 35-31 at halftime, despite the Blackhawks starting the game with a 15-4 run.
But in the second half, Snead State struggled to make a basket as Southeastern outscored the Parsons by a staggering 40-18.
After shooting 13-34 from the field (38.2%) in the first half, the Parsons shot just 5-30 (16.7%) in the second half.
Sophomore forward Tre Whitehead paced the Parsons with a game-high 24 points. He also recorded five rebounds and one assist.
Sophomore guard Ty Briscoe scored 10 points and lead the team with 5 assists. Donte Bacchus dropped in 9 points and tallied 4 rebounds. Cole Maddox added 4 points and KJ Rogers 2.
The ACCC’s leading rebounder Mario Andrews, a redshirt freshman for Snead State, hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds.
With the loss, the Parsons end the season with a 25-9 overall record, an ACCC Championship and the NJCAA South District title.
The Parsons’ NJCAA Championship Tournament berth was the just the fifth in program history and second in five years.