The SAU Tech men and women's basketball teams finished the regular season winning the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 2 Division II Regional Championship. The men's team took on Arkansas MidSouth Community College in their final game for a winning final score of 67 to 64. The Lady Rockets took the regional championship as well with their win over Northwest Arkansas Pioneers with a final score of 76 to 53.
Both teams progressed to the Super Regional Tournament in Trenton, Missouri at North Central Missouri College on Saturday, March 5. This is the second consecutive year for the Rocket men to win their region. The women's team lost to NCMC after a fast-paced game and the Rocket Men defeated the NCMC men to earn the right to head to the NJCAA DIV II National Championship.
Last season, due to COVID-19, the winners of the regional tournaments were not required to play in a super regional and progressed on to the NJCAA national tournament in Danville, Illinois. The Rocket men placed 7th in the tournament. The national tournament will once again be held in Danville, Illinois on March 15-19.
Members of the 2021-2022 Rocket Basketball Teams include the following:
Lady Rockets: Ta'Kayla Allen, Yahzmynne Andrews, Ashley Brown, Jada Burrel, Rhealee Campbell, Mia Hardin, Alexandria Johnson, Sh'Diamond McKnight, Peyton Peoples, Kayla Richardson, Jordan Shelton, Jadeyn Walker, and Sharee Story.
Lady Rockets Head Coach: Aramie Brooks
Rocket Men: Kon Chol, Adrian Curry, Montevious Dismuke, Treyon Johnson, Great Nwachukwu, Neil Rice, Kevis Stewart, Allen Taylor, and Donovan Vickers.
Rocket Men Head Coach: Martin Levinson
Learn more about the Rockets and how to support them at www.sautrockets.com.