NCCC makes history with title
SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s basketball team made history Sunday, capturing the school’s first Region III title with a 74-64 victory over Jefferson in the championship game at Onondaga Community College.
Sunday’s win was the 22nd straight for the Saints, who entered the Region III final four tournament ranked fifth nationally in the NJCAA, Division III poll. NCCC’s toughest test came in Saturday’s semifinal matchup, where it eked out a 65-61 triumph over Fulton-Montgomery to advance to the title tilt against the Cannoneers, who knocked off top-seeded Onondaga in the other semifinal game.
The Saints improved to 27-2 and are now one of eight teams remaining the the country that now move into the Division III national championship tournament, which takes place March 14-16 at the Arthur L. Scott Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.