|Stories: March 13 |
| Monday, March 13, 2006- 11:42 AM
|Orange County CC Men's Basketball Heading to Nationals!
Region XV's Orange County Community College Men's Basketball team
won the Division II, District 9 Championship Sunday by beating Region
19 Champion Lackawanna College on their home court. Orange beat
Mercer CC on Saturday to advance to Sunday's Championship.
The Colts (23-7) ended the game on a 20-7 run to seal the victory.
The Orange was down by as many as 14 in the first half before clawing
back to 42-39 at the half. Lackawanna came out strong in the second
half and were up 76-67 with 7:00 minutes to go in the game. Ben
Bowman's (30 points and 15 rebounds) layup with :51 seconds left put
Orange up 82-81. Stefan Bonneau (13 points) hit 5 out of 6 free
throws in the last fifty seconds to seal the victory. Gordon Hurley
Orange will represent Region XV and District 9 in the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship to be held in Danville, IL March 22- 26.