Men and Women Basketball in Regional Tournaments
The Men’s Basketball team played in the Region 24 Tournament March 9-11 hosted by Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The men were ranked #4 in the region and played #5 Danville Area Community College at 4 pm on Thursday, March 9. Although behind most of the game, the men defeated Danville 82-79 to advance. In the semi-final rounds, the men were faced with #1 Parkland and were defeated 57-71 on Friday, March 10 to complete the 2016-2017 season.
The Women entered the Regional Tournament on Friday, March 10 hosted by Parkland College in Champaign, IL. The team is ranked #1 in the region and competed against #8 Danville Area Community College on Friday, March 10 defeating them handily with a score of 90-46. In the semi-final match on Saturday with Lewis and Clark, the ladies came out on top with a 70-65 win putting them in the championship game on Sunday, March 12. Unfortunately, Parkland College handed our Cougars a loss with a score of 54-81 which dashed the hopes of traveling to the National Tournament.
Both teams achieved a successful season and we are very proud of their accomplishments. The men ended their winning season 16-14 and the women are 25-7.