Men’s and Women’s Basketball Claim Region XV Championship

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Over the weekend, SUNY Sullivan hosted the 2019 NJCAA Region XV DII Basketball Championship Tournament. With the Men’s and Women’s teams entering the tournament as the top seeds, they were both the teams to beat.

The Generals first came onto the court on Saturday’s third game, when the men’s team faced #4 Ulster. At halftime, Ulster was poised for an upset, edging out the Generals for a 43-41 advantage. But a stronger second half had the Generals surviving with a 92-85 win.

The women’s team faced off against Community College of Rhode Island in Sunday’s first game, and after heading into overtime, earned their spot in Districts with a 77-70 win.

The weekend concluded with the men’s team playing #3 Orange County Community College, who had upset #2 Westchester the day before in a nail-biting 80-78 overtime finish.

Going into the half, Sullivan held a 41-32 lead. And when the final buzzer sounded, the lead had held, and the men’s team joined the women’s team in having their tickets punched to Districts.