CCBC Dundalk Men’s, Women’s Basketball Release 2016-17 Schedules
Oct 11, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)CCBC Sports Information contact: Rocco Geppi
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Dundalk, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk Athletics today released its 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball schedules. The two teams will combine to play 19 home dates this season.
CCBC Dundalk men’s basketball comes into the 2016-17 season looking to rebound from an off year that saw the Lions go 7-21, including 3-11 in the Maryland Juco Athletic Conference.
Head coach Jaron Taylor returns for his fourth season to lead the Lions. Despite last season, Taylor has guided his teams to a 49-40 overall record (.551), gone 23-19 in the conference and dominated at home, going 27-11 (.711) at The Den.
“We haven't done a lot differently [for this season],” Taylor said. “We had unforeseen circumstances hit three key players last year, two of whom would have been sophomores, that changed the dynamics of our roster. Hopefully we won't run into those types of situations this season.
“My coaches and I are very optimistic heading into the season. This group is very similar to the team we had in 2013-14 in regards to the potential depth and quality.”
CCBC Dundalk opens the 2016-17 season on the road on Nov. 5 against Bryant & Stratton College (Virginia Beach, Va.).
One week later, the Lions return home to host the CCBC Dundalk Mixer, Nov. 11-12 and play Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, Pa.) and Mercer County Community College (West Windsor Township, N.J.), respectively.
The Lions only play four more conference games prior to winter break, as they hit the road against CCBC Catonsville (Nov. 22), Garrett College (Nov. 30) and Chesapeake College (Dec. 6), before coming home to face Hagerstown Community College (Dec. 8).
Maryland Juco play heats up in January, as all eight of the Lions games are against conference opponents.
Dundalk starts the New Year with five home games against Cecil College (Jan. 11), Montgomery College (Jan. 14), Prince George’s Community College (Jan. 21), Allegany College of Maryland (Jan. 25) and Baltimore City Community College (Jan. 28).
Road games include Frederick Community College (Jan. 7), Harford Community College (Jan. 18) and College of Southern Maryland (Jan. 31).
The Maryland Juco Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament runs Feb. 17-19 at Chesapeake College.
Prior to the NJCAA Region XX Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament opening round (March 7), Dundalk will welcome Northern Virginia Community College (Springfield, Va.) on Feb. 22.
The regional tournament will be held March 10-12 at Garrett College.
CCBC Dundalk women’s basketball enters the 2016-17 season optimistic and upbeat, after not participating last season.
First year head coach Rick Armijo will be at the helm and is focused on fielding a team that makes Lions’ fans proud to watch.
“The Lady Lions are excited that we will be able to compete this season,” Armijo said. “Our main goal this season is to re-establish a respectable and competitive program at CCBC Dundalk. We are very young and lack some depth, but we are excited to be fielding a team.
“As a first year college basketball coach, I anticipate some challenges, but I have an enthusiastic and energetic coaching staff that is committed. We have a great group of young ladies that are willing to work hard and that's all we can ask for heading into the season.”
The Lions will be on the road to open the season against Rowan College at Burlington County (Pemberton, N.J.) on Nov. 5.
Their home and Maryland Juco Athletic Conference opener is on Nov. 16 against Anne Arundel Community College.
Conference plays continues the following week with a trip to CCBC Catonsville (Nov. 22) before heading up to Niagara County Community College (Sanborn, N.Y.) for the Thunderwolves Tournament, Nov. 26-27.
CCBC Dundalk remains on the road to play Garrett College (Nov. 30) and Chesapeake College (Dec. 6), then comes home Dec. 8 to host Hagerstown Community College.
The bulk of the Lions conference schedule is after winter break, as they play five-of-eight January games at The Den.
On Jan. 7, CCBC Dundalk plays at Frederick Community College, hosts Cecil College (Jan. 11) and Montgomery College (Jan. 14), and then travels to Bel Air, Md. for a tip with Harford Community College (Jan. 18).
Prince George’s Community College comes to Dundalk on Jan. 21, prior to the Lions hosting Allegany College of Maryland (Jan. 25) and Baltimore City Community College (Jan. 28) and ending the month at College of Southern Maryland on Jan. 31.
February begins with Potomac State College of West Virginia (Keyser, W.Va.) at home and Howard Community College on the road, Feb. 2 and 4, respectively.
The Maryland Juco Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is Feb. 17-19, hosted by Chesapeake College.
The NJCAA Region XX Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 10-12 at Howard.
To view the Lions’ schedules in their entirety and for more information, visit http://ccbcdundalklions.com/landing/index.
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