Wake Tech ends national basketball run in fourth place

From staff reportsMarch 25, 2014 

A Wake Tech player shows off the basketball team’s trophy.

COURTESY WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

— Wake Technical Community College didn’t win it all, but its men’s basketball team wasn’t left empty-handed at the end of its first attempt at a national championship run.

After two wins in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Championship, the Eagles ended in fourth place.

The Eagles got into the competition this year for the first time since the team’s founding in 2009. The young team won a regional title to get to nationals, which were held at Danville Area Community College in Illinois.

In Danville, the Eagles beat Potomac State of West Virginia University in overtime, then defeated Wayne County Community College District, of Detroit, to reach the semifinals.

Wake Tech dropped its final two games, landing in fourth place, before arriving home Monday to a warm welcome.

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