2007-08 Schedule & Results

Final Records

  • 23-7 overall
  • 14-4 Old Dominion Athletic Conference
  • No. 22 nationally D3hoops.com
  • No. 4 NCAA South Region
Date Opponent Time/Location Result Notes
Nov. 16
Friday
Cox Communications Tip-Off Tournament
Rutgers-Newark vs. North Carolina Wesleyan
6 p.m.
Batten Center
Virginia Beach, Va.
NCWC, 73-70 Jarmel Arrington hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win it for NCWC
Nov. 16
Friday
Cox Communications Tip-Off Tournament
Newport News Apprentice vs. Virginia Wesleyan
8 p.m.
Batten Center
Virginia Beach, Va.
VWC, 74-70 VWC wiped out 12-point deficit in final 5:14; Stephen Fields led the Marlins with 17 points
Nov. 17
Saturday
Cox Communications Tip-Off Tournament
Consolation Game
Rutgers-Newark vs. Newport News Apprentice
6 p.m.
Batten Center
Virginia Beach, Va.
NNA, 66-61 Jason Arrington led Apprentice with 20 points; Chadd Barnes paced Rutgers-Newark with 19
Nov. 17
Saturday
Cox Communications Tip-Off Tournament
Championship Game
North Carolina Wesleyan vs. Virginia Wesleyan
8 p.m.
Batten Center
Virginia Beach, Va.
VWC, 83-60 TonTon Balenga scored 25 points to lead four Marlins in double-figure scoring; Buddy Williams paced NCWC with 12 points
Nov. 20
Tuesday
Christopher Newport University 7:30 p.m.
Newport News, Va.
VWC, 88-79 TonTon Balenga hit 6-of-9 triples en route to 29 points; VWC hit 13-of-26 treys
Dec. 1
Saturday
Roanoke College* 2 p.m.
Salem, Va.
RC, 68-67 Tyler Fantin led VWC with 22 points, Norman Hassell scored 17; VWC wiped out 19-point deficit
Dec. 2
Sunday
Washington and Lee University* 2 p.m.
Lexington, Va.
VWC, 68-53 Tyler Fantin and Stephen Fields led a balanced VWC offense with 15 points each
Dec. 8
Saturday
Apprentice School 2 p.m.
Batten Center
AS, 76-75 Antione Page scored off a steal in the closing seconds to help secure the win for Apprentice; Tonton Balenga scored 28 points to lead VWC
Dec. 17
Monday
Averett University 7 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 68-56 Marlins led by as many as 20 in the second half; Tonton Balenga tallied 20 points, Stephen Fields 15, and rookie Julius Carlton had 10 points and 11 rebounds, Tyler Fantin added 10 rebounds
Jan. 2
Wednesday
Methodist University 3 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 79-51 Tyler Fantin scored 21 points, Tonton Balenga 16 and D'Juan Tucker added a season-high 10 points for VWC; Marlins never trailed
Jan. 5
Saturday
Salisbury University 3 p.m.
Salisbury, Md.
VWC, 87-69 Terrell Dixon and Tyler Fantin scored 16 points each to lead five Marlins in double-figure scoring; Fantin recorded his third double-double in five games
Jan. 9
Wednesday
Bridgewater College* 7 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 76-53 Marlins snap Bridgewater's six-game winning streak; Norman Hassell led three Marlins in double-figure scoring with 15 points
Jan. 12
Saturday
Emory & Henry College* 2 p.m.
Emory, Va.
VWC, 119-89 Marlins score highest road point total in program history, shooting 66.7% from the field
Jan. 13
Sunday
Guilford College* (N.C.) 3 p.m.
Greensboro, N.C.
GC, 85-69 VWC hit only 38% from the field and was outscored 26-8 from the free throw lines; Tyler Fantin led the Marlins with 19 points
Jan. 16
Wednesday
Hampden-Sydney College* 7 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 73-58 Tyler Fantin scored 21 points for the Marlins, who led by as many as 20 points in the second half
Jan. 19
Saturday
Lynchburg College* 3 p.m.
Lynchburg, Va.
VWC, 92-64 Tyler Fantin and Tonton Balenga tallied 21 points each for VWC; Norman Hassell added 16 points, Stephen Fields 15 for VWC
Jan. 23
Wednesday
Eastern Mennonite University* 7 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 97-92 Tyler Fantin scored 24 points to lead five Marlins in double-figure scoring
Jan. 26
Saturday
Randolph-Macon College* 2 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 56-38 Tyler Fantin scored 15 points to become VWC's 21st 1,000-point scorer
Jan. 30
Wednesday
Hampden-Sydney College* 7 p.m.
Hampden-Sydney, Va.
VWC, 81-62 Tonton Balenga tallied 18 points to lead five Marlins in double-figure scoring; VWC shot 56% from the field (65% in the first half)
Feb. 2
Saturday
Emory & Henry College* 2 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 111-98 Tonton Balenga and Norman Hassell scored 26 points each to lead VWC
Feb. 3
Sunday
#23 Guilford College* (N.C.) 2 p.m.
Batten Center
GC, 75-67 Tonton Balenga tallied 19 points and Norman Hassell and Stephen Fields had 12 each for the Marlins
Feb. 6
Wednesday
Bridgewater College* 7 p.m.
Bridgewater, Va.
BC, 70-60 Tyler Fantin led the Marlins with 26 points and 15 rebounds
Feb. 9
Saturday
Roanoke College* 2 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 75-55 Tyler Fantin tallied 17 points and Norman Hassell 14 to lead four Marlins in double-figure scoring
Feb. 10
Sunday
Washington and Lee University* 2 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 70-44 Tonton Balenga scored 15 points to lead four Marlins in double-figure scoring
Feb. 13
Wednesday
Eastern Mennonite University* 7 p.m.
Harrisonburg, Va.
VWC, 78-68 Tyler Fantin scored 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Marlins
Feb. 16
Saturday
Randolph-Macon College* 7 p.m.
Ashland, Va.
VWC, 69-66 Ton Ton Balenga hit the final go-ahead shot for VWC with 18 seconds left, as VWC wiped out a seven-point deficit
Feb. 23
Saturday
Lynchburg College 2 p.m.
Batten Center
VWC, 86-52 Ton Ton Balenga scored 26 points and Tyler Fantin added 24 as the Marlins clinched a fifth consecutive 20-win season
Feb. 28-
Mar. 2
Thu.-Sun.
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament     SEEDS: 1. Guilford; 2. Virginia Wesleyan; 3. Randolph-Macon; 4. Roanoke; 5. Washington and Lee; 6. Hampden-Sydney; 7. Bridgewater; 8. Eastern Mennonite
Feb. 29, Friday Bridgewater College 6 p.m.
Civic Center, Salem, Va.
VWC, 78-69 VWC led 43-30 at the break; Stephen Fields led the Marlins with 21 points, Norman Hassell added 19
Mar. 1, Saturday Semifinals, vs.
Hampden-Sydney College
8 p.m.
Civic Center, Salem, Va.
VWC,
68-55
Marlins outscored H-SC 46-26 in the second half; Tyler Fantin led VWC with 19 points, Stephen Fields tallied 15; VWC hit 60% from the field in the second half
Mar. 2, Sunday Championship, vs.
Guilford College (N.C.)
3:30 p.m.
Civic Center, Salem, Va.
GC,
91-80 (ot)
Top-seeded Guilford scored the first nine points in the OT; Ton Ton Balenga tallied 30 points, Tyler Fantin added 21 for the Marlins
Mar. 7
Friday
NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament, first round vs.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.)
6 p.m.
Ursinus College
Collegeville, Pa.
VWC,
80-75
VWC took the lead on free throws by Ton Ton Balenga with 12:58 remaining in the first half and never trailed again; Balenga led all scoring with 31 points; Tyler Fantin tallied 16 for the Marlins, Stephen Fields added 15
Mar. 8
Saturday

NCAA DIII Tournament,
second round vs.
Ursinus College

7 p.m.
Ursinus College
Collegeville, Pa.

UC,
70-64
UC took its first lead with 5:31 remaining and battled the Marlins down the stretch for the win; Stephen Fields led VWC with 16 ponts, D'Juan Tucker added 14