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MARSHALL, Texas -- Defending tournament champion, St. Thomas will be making a second consecutive trip to the RRAC men's basketball final after the Celts outlasted Our Lady of the Lake, 84-74 earlier at Ornelas Gymnasium on the campus of East Texas Baptist University. Second-seeded UST will await the winner of tonight's LSU Shreveport-Wiley semifinal, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. The Celts were led by Deric Dudley with 21 points, while Bryan Kaase put together a double-double effort with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Xavier Roberson posted a team-high 18 points for the Saints.
In the first semifinal in the RRAC Women's Basketball Tournament, fifth-seeded Huston-Tillotson upset top-seeded Our Lady of the Lake, 70-58. The Lady Rams broke through with their first trip to the RRAC finals in their 16th year in the league. They will play the winner of tonight's Wiley-Langston game in the conference final tomorrow for a berth in the NAIA national tournament. HT's Ariel Callis led all scorers with 21 points, and Jasmine Dukes dished out seven assists. OLLU was led by Lauren Rubio and Rebecca Kolawole with nine points each.
Host school Wiley will have a busy evening. The Lady Wildcats will face Langston at 6 p.m. followed by the men's team's game with LSUS.
WACO, Texas -- After leading the nation with 27.4 points per game this season, Langston's Lynette Holmes was crowned as the RRAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Holmes also received Newcomer of the Year recognition and was part of the 2013-14 RRAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Team that was announced today. Courtney Pruitt of Wiley won her second consecutive Coach of the Year honor, while Our Lady of the Lake's Rebecca Kolawole and Wiley's Danisha Shaw were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year.
WACO, Texas -- Brandon Davis of LSU Shreveport and Xavier Roberson of Our Lady of the Lake were named RRAC Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Year in voting by the conference's coaches. Both were also selected to the RRAC First Team All-Conference Team, which was announced along with the remainder of the conference's awards for the 2013-14 season. Kyle Blankenship was selected as Coach of the Year after leading the Pilots to their first conference title. The champions landed two players on the first team and two on the second team in addition to Josh Walker's Co-Freshmen of the Year honor. Roberson won Newcomer of the Year, and OLLU's Marcus Thompson garnered Defensive Player of the Year.