Defending champion Point Loma Nazarene College dominated from the start of Saturday's National Christian College Athletic Assn. men's baskeball championship, as it downed Western Baptist College, 74-64, at Chattanooga, Tenn.
Point Loma senior center Deon Richard, who had 31 points Saturday, was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row.
The Warriors, from Salem, Ore., did not come within six points of the Crusaders.
Steve Bruce added 14 points for the Crusaders, who finish the season with a 27-7 record. Gary Williams and Larry Wilson led the Warriors with 17 and 16 points, respectively.