Riverhawks to host NJCAA Region 20 basketball tournament


Frank Fitzgeralde Libom

The Riverhawks women’s basketball team will play in the NJCAA Region 20 tournament on campus on Saturday.

Dan Elson, Editor-in-Chief

The Riverhawks men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in the NJCAA Region 20 tournament on Saturday at the Jenkins Gymnasium.

Women’s basketball will play Butler County Community College at noon. The men’s team will play Westmoreland County Community College at 5 p.m.

“It’s always nice to be home and have that home court advantage and not have to worry about travel and any mishaps with weather and things like that,” Athletic Director Duane Herr said. “So anytime you’re at home, you got that comfort. We’re excited to welcome students here and help to give them the best experience they can have for the tournament.”

Women’s basketball finished off the year winning two games and losing 17. The men’s team won nine games and lost 12.

If the women win, they will play Sunday in the championship game at noon. If the men win, they will play in the championship game Sunday at 3 p.m.

Some fans said they would attend the games because they are on campus.

First-year transfer study student Matt Chabot said he will be attending the games.

“I’ll be at all of them,” Chabot said. “All the games Saturday [and] Sunday. Hopefully we get to the championship on Sunday. I’m sure we can.”

First-year business administration transfer student Griffin Hinkle said he’s excited about the college hosting the NJCAA tournament.

“I feel like it’s very exciting,” Hinkle said. “I had no idea but I mean, I feel like that’s something exciting to know how close [it is] to us and at our own community college.”

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students with identification and free for 12 and under.