BUFFALO, N.Y. - Oct. 25 - The Erie Community College men's and women's basketball teams are both ranked in the NJCAA Division II preseason polls.
In men's basketball, the Kats are ranked eighth. The Kats are coming off back-to-back NJCAA national tournament appearances and return All-Region III forward Eyimofee Edukugho (Warri, Nigeria/Our Savior New American). The ECC men's team opens the season Nov. 3 in the Cole's/Brennan's Tournament. ECC meets Delaware Tech at 2 p.m. in the Flickinger Center.
The ECC women's basketball team is ranked 20th in the poll. The Kats won their first-ever Region III Tournament and participated in the 2012 NJCAA national tournament. ECC's top returnee is sophomore forward Charmaine Weaver (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cheektowaga). The Kats open the season Nov. 9 in a tournament hosted by Garrett (Md.) College.