KEYSER - There's no better way of describing the Potomac State men's basketball team's regular season then to say it's been a banner year.
By Chapin Jewell
KEYSER - There’s no better way of describing the Potomac State men’s basketball team’s regular season then to say it’s been a banner year.
The Catamounts have concluded regular season play with an outstanding, best-in-school history, 26-1 record. In addition, according to head coach and athletic director Shawn White, Potomac State earned the regular season and playoff championship honors in the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference.
Potomac State finished out their regular season this week with games against Frederick Community College and Garrett College. Unfortunately, the Catamounts suffered their first loss of the season on Monday, Feb. 25, to Frederick by a score of 87-74. Potomac State bounced back two days later to defeat Garrett 79-69.
Most notably for the Catamounts this year was holding on to a No. 1 national ranking in the NCJAA Division Two poll for three weeks. That, and the support Potomac State has enjoyed from within the school and community. On social media, Coach Shawn White stated, “Thanks to the community of Keyser for being so supportive over the past couple months.”
This echoes White’s thoughts after the Catamounts defeated Allegany College in dramatic fashion when he stated, “Big shout out to all the Keyser people who traveled to Allegany last night. It was a fun atmosphere.”
While the successful regular season has concluded, the Catamounts are not resting on their laurels. Potomac State begins Region XX tournament play next week at Cecil Community College as the tournament’s No. 1 seed.
Potomac State will begin tournament play against eight seed Chesapeake at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. Should they advance, they will play again at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 9, and then Saturday, March 10, at 3 p.m. for the region championship.
It’s been a banner year for Potomac State, and there’s no reason to think the successes won’t continue. Continued support from the community will serve them well.