As of press time Tuesday, March 20:
Men, Women’s Tennis defeat Baker
The Cavalier Tennis teams both managed to win matches over Baker on their home courts on March 6. The men’s team kicked off their season with a conclusive 8-1 victory over the Wildcats. The Lady Cavaliers fought a harder struggle but eventually pulled off a 5-4 victory, evening the team’s season record to 1-1. The next home match will be Monday, March 19 against Southwest Baptist University.
Lady Cavaliers crush Erie, set tournament record
The Erie Community College Kats suffered the most crushing defeat in NCJAA Division II Championship Tournament history at the hands of the Lady Cavaliers with a score of 96-23. No team in the tournament has ever been held to such a low score, and the 73-point margin also set a team record. Sophomore forward Kylie Cooper pulled off a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore forward Polly Harrington (24 pts), sophomore guard Mary Pat Specht (16 pts), sophomore forward Brianna Knules (14 pts), and sophomore guard Ameshia Kearney (13 pts) also scored double figures. The Cavaliers held the Kats to just 18.8% field goal percentage. The Lady Cavaliers advanced to play Monroe Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. To read more about the team’s record-breaking conference record and timely updates on the tournament, visit http://www.campusledger.com/sports-2/.
Men’s Basketball defeat Moraine Valley
The Cavaliers scored their first victory of the NJCAA Division II Championship Tournament with a 70-63 victory over Moraine Valley on March 20. Three players scored double figures: sophomore guard Quasim Jones (21 pts), sophomore forward Justin Leathers (20 pts) and freshman forward Christian Hildebrandt (11 pts), who also racked up eight rebounds. The team played South Suburban College at 6 p.m., March 21. For timely updates on the tournament, visit http://www.campusledger.com/sports-2/.
Compiled by Ben Markley.
UPDATE: Wednesday, March 21, 8:05 p.m.: Men’s basketball team defeated in second round by South Suburban College; final score JCCC 60, South Suburban 65. Congratulations, Cavaliers, on a great season.
The next game for the Lady Cavaliers is Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. vs. Monroe. Keep an eye on CampusLedger.com for coverage.
UPDATE: Thursday, March 22, 7:49 p.m.: Women’s basketball team defeated in second round by defending champions Monroe; JCCC 50, Monroe 64. Congratulations, Lady Cavs, on a record-breaking season, and best of luck in the consolation bracket game tomorrow.