The New Community College of Baltimore women's basketball team will begin play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament tonight in Bismarck, N.D. In the last of four quarterfinal games, the Red Devils will play Southwestern Michigan Junior College, with the winner advancing to tomorrow's semifinals.
The championship game will be Saturday.
MA It's the first NJCAA tournament appearance for NCCB and coach
John Rhames since 1981. In his 14th season with the Red Devils, Rhames has a 23-10 team that lost in the Maryland JUCO semifinals to Frederick, but later beat the same team in the Region XX tournament for Division II teams. NCCB hasn't played since the region final Feb. 29.
"We've tried to stay in some form of condition, but it hasn't been easy," said Rhames, whose team has practiced and played elsewhere while the Red Devils' gym underwent renovations this winter.