Allmon helps Vanguard win NAIA title in basketball

Mission Prep grad has six points, 11 rebounds in championship win

sports@thetribunenews.comMarch 25, 2014 

Vanguard forward Zach Allmon, a Mission Prep graduate, celebrates after Vanguard won the NAIA men's national championship Tuesday night.


KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Former Mission Prep standout Zach Allmon had six points and 11 rebounds Tuesday to help sixth-seeded Vanguard beat No. 8 seed Emmanuel of Georgia
70-65 to win the program’s first NAIA national basketball championship.

Preston Wynne scored 20 points for Vanguard (32-6), which was making its first tournament appearance since 2006.

The Lions beat defending champion Georgetown (Ky.) in the quarterfinals and routed St. Gregory’s of Oklahoma to reach the championship game. 

Allmon had six points and  five rebounds in Monday’s semifinal win and 14 points in Saturday’s quarterfinal win.


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