Diener Led Cardinal Stritch Wins NAIA National Title
Cardinal Stritch University won their first ever NAIA Division 2 national men’s basketball championship on Tuesday night with a 73-59 win over #1 ranked William Penn at Point Lookout, Missouri. Laconia graduate Derek Semenas had 11 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Fondy grad Tony Smit chipped in 6 points and 5 rebounds while defending Penn’s top player. Fondy grad Nick Ford had 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists on his way to getting the Hustle Award for the Tournament. Head Coach Drew Diener was named the NAIA D2 Coach of the Year. Stritch wraps up the season at 35-3.