RCC MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM EARNS NJCAA PLAYOFF BERTH
Roxbury Community College (RCC) Men’s Basketball Team has earned a playoff spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Basketball Tournament after defeating Massachusetts Bay Community College 86-75 in the Region 21 Championship Game at Bunker Hill Community College on Sunday, March 4, 2012.
This season the team returns to the tournament after a two-year absence. The Tigers finished 5th in 2010. In the semi-final game against Lincoln, the Tigers were led by Jeff Hall and Charles Nedd-Araujo who scored 20 and 17 points respectively. In the final game against Mass Bay, RCC was led by Paul Becklens who registered a “Rondo-like” triple double: 18 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. Gabe Fumudoh led all scorers with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks.
“Qualifying for the NJCAA tournament this season, which many considered a re-building year, is a tremendous accomplishment for the team – all except for one player on our roster are freshmen,” said Head Coach Kwami Green.
With a record of 22 wins and 3 losses, the RCC Tigers is ranked number 6 in the NJCAA Polls and will travel to Sullivan County Community College on March 14th, as one of eight teams trying to win the national championship.
About Roxbury Community College:
Roxbury Community College, founded in 1973, is a two-year, state-supported, co-educational institution of higher learning offering Associate Degrees and certificates to members of the Greater Boston Community. RCC currently offers 27 degree programs of study and 11 certificate programs. Educational experiences in the classroom are complimented by those in athletics which promote discipline, teamwork, leadership and good sportsmanship. RCC is also recognized as the first Junior College inducted into the N.E. Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. Also in 2000, the RCC Men’s Basketball Team won the NJCAA Div. III National Championship. The Women’s team was Runner-up in the 2011 Championship game.