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Men’s Basketball Team Wins Region XX Championship

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—The Prince George's Community College (PGCC) men’s basketball team won the NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball Region XX Championship on March 3 by defeating Anne Arundel Community College, 77-76. David Golladay was named to the All-Tournament team and Josiah Woodruff received most valuable player honors at the tournament. PGCC is one of only 11 teams still playing in NJCAA Division III men’s basketball. 

The PGCC Owls advanced to the championship game by defeating Montgomery College Rockville in the men’s semi-final game, 84 to 73. Woodruff scored26 points for PGCC, Golladay had 19 points and Dumone Leatherwood added 20 rebounds to help secure the Owls place in the Region Championship game.  

In the championship game, Woodruff was the high scorer with 27 points including 11 coming from the free-throw line. Golladay contributed with a double-double scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.  

Our squad is filled with extraordinary young student athletes and has great leadership under Coach Xavier Joyner,” said Jo Ann Rogers Todaro, athletics director at PGCC. “We feel very strongly that this team is a national contender,” she added.  

The Owls’ Region XX Championship win earned the team a berth into the District 7 Championship held March 9-10. Prince George’s Community College will take on the Region XVII champion West Georgia Technical College on Friday, March 9 at 5 p.m. at Rockingham Community College (RCC) in Wentworth, NC. The winner will advance to the District VII championship game at RCC on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. The District VII Champion advances to the NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball National Championship hosted by Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY, March 15-17. 

For more information about the district and national basketball tournaments, contact the Athletics Office at 301-322-0513 or visit www.pgccathletics.com. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.   

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