Genesee's Men's Basketball Team to Host District Championship Game Saturday, March 8

The Genesee Community College Men's Basketball Team will host its District Championship game against Community College of Beaver County at the Batavia Campus this weekend. Game time is 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, and is open to the public. Beaver County, of Monaca, PA, and Genesee Community College are the only two undefeated men's Junior College teams in the nation, at any level, and they are ranked number one and two in the nation for Division II schools. The winner will advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II championship tournament in Danville, Illinois on March 19.

Genesee Community College reached this District Championship game by defeating Monroe Community College 86-54 at Saturday's Region III Tournament at Alfred State, to become the Region III champions. Genesee's Terry George was named the Region III Player of the Year, Brian Jackson was also named to the First Regional Team, and both Darnell Jackson and Melvin Council were named to the Second Regional Team. Genesee's Coach Mike von Schiller was named the region III Coach of the Year. At the Tournament in Alfred, Terry George was named MVP and Akim Neverson and Brian Jackson were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Genesee's team and players have achieved several other major accomplishments this year:

• They are the first team ever to go undefeated in Region III, Division II

• Three players reached their 1000-career point milestone - Terry George, Brian Jackson and Melvin Council

• Brian Jackson broke the school record for career assists