Men's Basketball News

Lakers Advance to the NJCAA Region XX Championship

Spring 2015 Mens Bball

The Garrett College Men's Basketball team defeated College of Southern Maryland 69-53 to advance to the NJCAA Region XX Championship Game. Sophomore, DeAndre Davis, led the team with 23 points and 11 rebounds. The Lakers will play the Potomac State Catamounts Monday, March 2nd, at Hagerstown CC. Game time is 5pm. The winner will advance to the NJCAA Division II National Championship tournament. This will be a back to back appearance for either team. In their only meeting with Potomac State this season, the Lakers came out on top 103-85.

Three Former Lakers Honored at SRU's Senior Night

Three Former Lakers, Jordan Grady, Antonio Butler, and Frank Holloway, were honored at Slipper Rock University's senior night last night. The Rock defeeated PSAC West opponent California University of PA 57-50. Frank Holloway led the team with 17pts, he also added 7 rebounds. Antonio Butler added 16pts and 5 rebounds, and Jordan Grady pulled in 4 rebounds.

#2 Lakers Take on #7 COSM in First Round of Men's Region XX Tournament

Spring 2015 Mens Bball

The seeding for the DII Region XX Men's basketball tournament has been released. The Tournament will be held at Hagerstown CC Feb 28 - March 1. The #2 Lakers will take on #7 College of Southern Maryland in the first round on Saturday, February 28'th, at 4pm.

1. Frederick 8-1
2. Garrett 7-1
3. Cecil 5-4
4. CCBC Dundalk 5-4
5. CCBC Catonsville 4-5
6. Potomac State 3-4
7. Southern Maryland 2-6
8. Howard 2-6
9. NOVA 1-6

For the Division II Region XX Championship Tournament Bracket please click here

For the Division I Region XX Championship Tournament Bracket please click here

Coach Gibson Featured in Basketball Times Magazine

Coach Dennis Gibson has been the head men's basketball coach at Garrett College for 29 seasons, in which he has only had 2 losing seasons, and has made 2 trips to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. He feels that winning has been plentiful because he insists his players be a team, play hard defense, and be smart players. He also demands they be a part of the big picture, focusing on their academics, doing community service, and being a part of the college community.

Coach Gibson played basketball for Garrett College from 1972-1974 and says that he stays put in part because, "athletics has always been an integral part of life at Garrett and I want it to stay that way. I am fiercly proud of the players who have played here and the tradition that we have establish."

To read the full story by Tony Jimenez please click here.