IRVING, Texas. 08 March, 2006 — The
North Lake College men’s basketball team leaves
for Delhi, New York on Tuesday, March 8, to play
in the National Junior College Athletic Association
(NJCCA) Division III championship. The North Lake
Blazers ended their season with a 19-14 record with
their defeat of Richland College in the play-off
of the Metro Athletic Conference tournament.
The national tournament in Delhi, New York, is on
March 16-18. This is the second trip to the NJCCA
tournament for the Blazers. The team plays their
first game with Suffolk County Community College
on Thursday, March 16. There are eight teams
from seven states
represented in the tournament.
“This has been a challenging year for our
basketball team,” says Dan Joutras, North Lake’s
Athletic Director. “But, the men played hard
and pulled through when we needed to win”.
“We have worked hard this year against some strong teams in the District,” basketball
coach Tim McGraw says. “I am proud of everyone.”
North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County
Community College District. Educational opportunities
are offered by the Dallas County Community College
District without regard to race, color, age, national
origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.