Archers knock off Mid-South, advance to NJCAA tournament
March 8, 2014
Randy Reed acknowledged he had little more to prove at the high school level when taking over St. Louis Community College’s men’s basketball program last summer.
“I kind of topped out,” said Reed, who won three state championships during his tenure at McCluer North High School. Following a 91-77 win over Mid-South Community College on Saturday to advance the Archers to their first national tournament berth since moving to a district-wide athletic department in 2011, Reed has carried that success to the collegiate level.
The win also gave the Archers (20-10) their third consecutive 20-win campaign. After dropping three of their final five games to close the regular season, STLCC has hit its stride in the postseason, having won four straight to become the first STLCC men’s team to advance to the national tournament since the Randy Albrecht-coached Meramec Magic finished seventh in the nation in 2011.