Men’s and women’s basketball will host Region IV playoff games
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEB. 25, 2013
River Grove, Ill. – The Triton College women’s and men’s basketball teams will host opening round games of the Region IV basketball tournament on Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 26 and 28, at the Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium, on Triton's main campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., in River Grove.
The Lady Trojans will take on North Central Community College Conference (N4C) rival Wright College on Feb. 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The game will be a rematch from just this past Saturday as Triton defeated the Rams in Chicago 46-41 to close out the regular season.
Ajetta Banks (Crane) led the Lady Trojans with 22 points. Freshman center Paris Love (Leyden) scored six points, and in the same effort broke the single-game school record for rebounds with 27 boards.
The winner will travel to Kankakee in the quarterfinal round at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Triton men earned the #2 seed in the region and will host Olive-Harvey College in a quarterfinal contest at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28. The Trojans defeated the Panthers 88-61 in their only regular season meeting on Nov. 20 in Chicago.
Triton wrapped up the regular season with an impressive 23-6 mark after Saturday’s 87-73 win at Wright. Sophomore Darian White (Peoria Central) led the Trojans with 22 points and seven assists. Devontae York (Corliss) finished with 19 points. Paul Beene (Leo) chipped in 13 points and Justin Newell (Milwaukee, WI) added 11 to lead Triton who shot 50 percent from the floor as a team.
The winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal game will advance to Region IV District A semifinals played at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, either at 4 or 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 against the winner of the quarterfinal between Kishwaukee and Illinois Valley.
For more information on Triton College Athletics, visit www.triton.edu/athletics or call Athletic Director Harry McGinnis at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3784.
Tim McKinney, Media Assistant
(708) 288-6915 (cell)