Men's Basketball - Sat, Mar. 3, 2012
LINCROFT, NJ - Region XIX will crown four champions today as the Division II and Division III championship games in men's and women's basketball will be contested at Brookdale Community College.
At noon, #1 seed Union County College will face 2nd seeded Lackawanna College for the Division II women's championship. The two teams split during the regular season, each winning on their home court.
The Division III women's championship will feature #1 Ocean County College, winners of 16 straight, vs. #2 Northampton Community College. The Lady Spartans gave the Vikings their only region loss of the season, defeating them by 13 in Bethlehem, but Ocean topped NCC by 6 in Toms River. The women's Division III game is set to tip at 2:30pm.
In Division II men, #1 Essex will face #2 Lackawanna. Essex swept Lackawanna in the regular season and advanced to the championship with a 67-62 victory over Morris. Tip time is set for 5pm.
The Division III men's championship will pit old rivals Brookdale and Camden for the title. Brookdale, the #1 seed defeated #2 Camden twice during the regular season, taking the regular season title with a 22-2 record. Tip time is scheduled for 7:30pm.