Both STLCC men’s and women’s basketball teams fall in Region XVI Championship game
By: SPENCER GLEASON
Editor in Chief
The final day of February brought the end to St. Louis Community College’s (STLCC) men’s basketball team. The STLCC Archers (14-16) lost in the Region XVI Championship game, 93-84, to the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Scouts. It was the Archers’ second matchup against Penn Valley in seven days.
“It’s a really good [MCC]-Penn Valley team, so we have our work cut out for us,” Archer Head Coach Randy Reed said prior to the game Saturday afternoon. “But it’s college basketball — anything can happen.”
STLCC finished the season with an overall 14-16 record — and a winning percentage below .500 for the first time since STLCC campuses consolidated athletics in July 2011.
For the second year in a row, the St. Louis Community College (STLCC) Lady Archers’ basketball team faced North Central Missouri College (NCMC) Lady Pirates for the Region XVI Title. And for the second year in a row, the Lady Pirates snuck away with a victory, defeating STLCC, 88-78, in overtime, on Saturday, Feb. 28.
The game was knotted up after the first half, 31-31, with NCMC coming from behind to tie it up.
The Lady Archers (23-7) returned the favor in the second half, tying up the score, 72-72, with under a minute in regulation. Overtime saw the Lady Archers up by six points, before falling by 10, at the buzzer.
STLCC sophomore guard Deborah Holcomb led all scorers with 29 points and 19 rebounds.