Chapman, Petteway win first games in NJCAA national tourney

Two games, two wins so far for Waterbury hoopers in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Jarron Chapman (Crosby/Naugatuck) started for No. 22 Monroe College of New York in a first round game Monday against No. 11 Indian Hills. Chapman played 17 minutes in the 70-64 victory and scored eight points. He was 4-of-5 from the floor and turned the ball over twice. 
Monroe (23-10) will play No. 6 Eastern Florida State on Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Hutchinson Sports Arena.
Malik Petteway (Sacred Heart) started for No. 8 Northwest Florida State in a second round game Tuesday against No. 9 Jones County. Petteway played 29 minutes in the 91-79 win. He scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots. Petteway was 4-of-7 from the field, 3-of-4 at the foul line. He did have issues with fouls, committing four in the game. 
Petteway put down a dunk late in the first half to pull NWFS to within 34-33. Two Petteway free throws after an offensive rebound put the Raiders ahead 41-40 early in the second half. NWFS outscored Jones 55-43 in the second half to claim the victory. 
The Raiders (28-3) will play top-seeded San Jacinto-Central in a quarterfinal round game Thursday at 1 p.m.
Tyshon Rogers (Crosby) and No. 5 Odessa play their first game of the championship Wednesday. Odessa goes up against No. 12 Gillette at 3 p.m. in a second round matchup.