IRVING, Texas. 03 March, 2000 - The North Lake College men's basketball team
leaves for Delhi, New York on Wednesday, March 8, to play in the National Junior
College Athletic Association (NJCCA) Division III championship. The North Lake
Blazers ended their season with an 8-1 record and are ranked seventh in the
nation for the Division's 1999-2000 season.
The tournament in New York is on March 9-11. This is the first trip to the
national tournament in the college's fourteen years of competing. The Blazers
play their first game with Roxbury, Mass. on Thursday, March 9.
"This has been an outstanding year and an outstanding team," says Dan
Joutras, North Lake's Athletic Director. "If I could name one thing that sets
this team apart it would be "chemistry". There is no one outstanding star, just
fifteen really good players working well together and doing their job as a
"We have worked hard this year against some strong teams in the District,"
Basketball coach Tim McGraw says. "I am proud of everyone."