HCC to play Westchester in District semis
By BOB PARASILITI
The Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team did half the job last weekend but got twice the reward.
The Hawks advanced to the finals of the Region XX tournament, earning them an automatic bid to this weekend's Northest District III tournament, to be played at Allegany College in Cumberland. And they might get a third shot at arch-rival Allegany.
HCC will play Westchester (N.Y.) in the semifinal round of the districts Saturday at 1 p.m. If the Hawks win, nationally ranked Allegany could be looming in Sunday's finals. The Trojans must get past Champlain (Vt.) to renew the area rivalry.
"We feel real good about being going into the districts," HCC coach Jim Brown said. "If we beat Westchester, we get the reward of playing the best team in the East. Some people would say 'Some reward,' but it will be fun."