Sun Chiefs Win ACCC Men's Basketball Championship 2015
Bay Minette, Alabama - Faulkner State Community College’s
Men’s Basketball team shared an emotional ending to the ACCC Men’s Basketball
Tournament on Saturday as they celebrated a 93-76 victory over Gadsden State
Director and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jack Robertson said this was a season
he would never forget.
the season, we set goals to win the Southern Division and to win every home
game, and they were so dedicated to reaching those,” Robertson said. “They were determined to make that
happen. Then after that, we set the next
goal to win the state tournament.”
the third time in the College’s history the men’s team has won the State Tournament.
they could do it, and they proved it Saturday night,” Robertson said. “The guys represented the College, the City
of Bay Minette and Baldwin County so well.
It was a special tournament because we were able to show off Faulkner
State and the community, and it was the best tournament I have been to in my 43
years at the College.”
said the team was overwhelmed with the support from the community and the
College as hundreds of fans turned out over the course of the four-day
tournament. Many of those dedicated fans
witnessed history on Saturday as the men proved their skills and teamwork.
worked hard, and they are a great bunch of men,” Robertson said. “They deserve all the great things that
happen to them. They are special to me.”
players from Faulkner State’s championship team received awards after the
tournament. Rafael Adams received the
prestigious ACCC All-Tournament MVP.
Adams and Phillip Rankin were named to the All Region 22 First Team and
the South Division First Team. Players
recognized for ACCC All-Tournament are Rafael Adams, Reagan Eubanks, Xavier
Dortch and Phillip Rankin.
Robertson has more than 800 wins in his career and was named the ACCC Coach of
the Year on Saturday night. On Monday
night, he also received the Birmingham Tip-Off Club Glen Clem Junior College
Coach of the Year award.
team will leave Thursday morning for Hutchinson, Kansas to compete in the NJCAA
National Championship. They will play
Tyler Junior College on Monday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. The tournament will be broadcast through the
to the Sun Chiefs!