weekend, SUNY Erie Community College captured its 10th NJCAA Region
III men's basketball championship with a 66-59 win over Monroe Community
College on MCC’s home floor in Rochester.
Kats (18-9) pulled out the close win thanks to 21 points from freshman Kasey
Walker-Gregg, including going 10-for-12 from the free throw line. These
critical points helped Walker-Gregg lead SUNY Erie in scoring, with support
from Kyle Harris (16 points, seven rebounds) and Shevon Anisca (11 points).
win sends the Kats to the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in
Danville, Illinois, scheduled for March 20-24. SUNY Erie is tabbed as a 13th
seed, and will face the high-scoring attack of fourth-seeded Louisberg (North
Carolina) on March 20.
and Women’s Basketball players, coach honored
Kyle Harris (Buffalo, NY, Park School), Kasey Walker-Gregg and Shevon Anisca
all earned All-Region Second Team honors at last weekend’s Region III
Tournament, while head coach Alex Nwora was named Coach Of The Year.
the women’s side, Aaron Shabazz (Amherst, Cardinal O'Hara) and Shamecca Minor
(Buffalo, McKinley High School) were named to the All-Region Second Team over
the weekend at their Region III Tournament.
its recent ninth place finish at the NJCAA Championships in Fort Pierce,
Florida from March 7-10, SUNY Erie boasted multiple individual performances
that left a mark on its program, highlighted by NJCAA All-American and Newfane
High alum Allie DeBiase.
sophomore finished top-six in the country in all four individual events she
competed in, including Saturday’s fourth place finish in the 200-yard
breaststroke at 2:31.28. DeBiase has left her mark on the Kats’ record book,
too, as she now owns six individual school records and is a part of four
record-holding relay teams.
Tabby Smith completed her career with another strong performance, setting the
SUNY Erie record in the preliminaries of the 50-yard butterfly (28.46) and
100-yard freestyle (56.53). She finished 12th in the 50 fly and 11th
in the 100 free. Smith leaves the College with four individual school records,
and is a part of four record-holding relay teams—including the 400 freestyle
relay team of Smith, Haley Roblee, Abbie Ettinger and DeBiase that notched a
school-record time of 3:53.53 at the championships.
the men’s side, Jonathan Pilat, Greyson Louth and Dominic Bubb finished 10th
(50.48), 13th (52.16) and 15th (52.48) in the 100-yard
freestyle. Charlie May touched 14th in the 200-yard backstroke in
2:04.09. Casey Rosinski took fifth in the one-meter diving competition with
Brad Zifra took 13th in the 200 breast in 2:16.32 en route to
scoring in all four individual events he entered in the meet. He leaves SUNY
Erie with three individual school records and is a member of one
record-breaking relay team.
1946, SUNY Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body
while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of
the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides innovative,
affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic
environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, SUNY Erie’s
faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill,
service and partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu or call (716) 851-1ECC.