(Roxbury, MA) Roxbury Community College’s (RCC) women’s and men’s basketball teams ended an exciting championship season over the weekend at the NJCCA Division III Tournaments. The women won their first two rounds, and then lost in the Championship game in overtime by 2 points to Rock Valley CC at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The men lost to #1 ranked Rock Valley CC at SUNY-Sullivan Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York.
Dr. Valerie Roberson, President of RCC said, “Our men’s and women’s basketball teams each gave us an exciting season full of heart, talent and passion and remain our heroes and sheroes. They could not have made it as far as they did without the strong support of their coaches, trainers and the RCC athletic staff. We appreciate the students, faculty, staff, family and friends who support Roxbury Community College’s Athletic Programs this ear. We are confident that our Tigers will come roaring back next year, and when they do, we will be there to cheer them on.”
Their games came after an historic season with both teams winning state championships marking this, the third time since 2008 that RCC has had both teams (women and men) qualify for the national tournament.
Earlier this month, Massachusetts state champions, RCC Lady Tigers, defeated Bunker Hill Community College, 115-53, to win the NJCAA Division III, District F Championship at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA.
Meanwhile, the RCC Men’s team defeated Springfield Technical Community College, 80-63 to win the NJCAA Division III, District VIII Championship, at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA. The Tigers dedicated their win to the memory of Alex DoSouto.
About Roxbury Community College
The primary mission of RCC is to facilitate the success of students in achieving their educational goals. Now in its 41st year, RCC is a comprehensive, multicultural, urban, student-centered and open access community college, providing learning opportunities for all who may benefit. The College serves the educational needs of Roxbury, surrounding communities and other diverse populations in the Commonwealth. For further details, visit: http://www.rcc.mass.edu