Paced by a trio of players scoring in double figures, the men’s basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship with a win Tuesday night. Coach Corey Lowery’s team faces Des Moines (Iowa) Area Community College at 9 p.m. (EDT) tonight (March 19) in Danville, Illinois.
In the 85-82 victory over Dean College of Massachusetts, Chris Compas led all scorers with 21 points. Samson Akano added 20 and Dion Rogers tallied 19.
The Lady Wolverines move into the consolation round of the NJCAA tournament following a loss to Highland (Kansas) Community College. The women, coached by Robyn Burton, play Lake Michigan (Michigan) College at 10 a.m. (EDT) Thursday in Overland Park, Kansas.