KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Guard David Chadbourne scored 25 points, including three three-point baskets, as St. Joseph's of North Windham, Me., upset Biola of La Mirada, 78-66, Thursday in the opening round of the NAIA basketball tournament.
Biola, the third-seeded team, hadn't lost since Jan. 9. The Eagles (29-2) had won 16 straight.
Meanwhile, St. Joseph's (26-5) became the first Maine school ever to win a game in the 50-year history of the NAIA tournament.
St. Joseph's also gave NAIA District 5 its first victory since the district was restructured in 1975 to include all the New England schools--in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The District 5 representative had been eliminated in the first round in each of the last 12 NAIA tournaments.
"Usually you can look back at four or five things that hurt you in a game," Biola co-coach David Holmquist said. "But I can think of about two dozen things in this game. I never had the feeling we were playing the kind of ball we played all year to get here. We didn't do anything well.