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STLCC Basketball Teams Seek National Titles

The St. Louis Community College women’s and men’s basketball teams begin their quest for a National Junior College Athletic Association championship this week.

The STLCC women are seeded 11th in the Division II tournament that opens today in Harrison, Ark. The Archers drew sixth-seeded Guilford Tech Community College in round one action that begins at 11 a.m.
Guilford Tech, the Region X champion, is 28-3 on the year while the Archers, the Region XVI champs, enter the tournament with a 23-8 mark.

If victorious, the Archers will face either Macomb or Monroe in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Should the Archers lose, they would face the loser of the Macomb-Monroe matchup at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The championship game will be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The men’s squad will open up tournament play in Danville, Ill., at 11 a.m. Wednesday against Louisburg College.  Louisburg, the Region X champion and third seed, brings a 27-4 record to the tournament. The Region XVI champion Archers, unseeded in the field, are 21-12.

If the Archers win, they will face either Essex County or Grand Rapids at 8 p.m. Thursday. If they lose, the Archers will take on the loser of Essex County and Grand Rapids at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The championship game is slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

All men’s and women’s games can be viewed on the tournament website.