By BOB DeVINNEY
Hosting the NJCAA Women's Division II National Basketball Tournament doesn't compare to actually having the chance to play in it, but it's the next best thing.
For Hagerstown Junior College basketball coach Marlys Palmer and the Lady Hawks program, the dream is "to be continued."
Despite the obvious talent of the 12 teams visiting HJC for the next four days, something will be missing.
Or should we say someone.
Heather Aleshire, the most prolific scorer in HJC history, and the second leading scorer in all of Division II this year with just under 26 points per game, competed her junior college basketball career 10 days ago.
A hearbreaking loss to Region XX champion Frederick Community College ended one saga, but has spawned the opportunity to continue the college basketball odyssey at the next level.