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  • Date: March 10, 2005
    Media Contact: Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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    Montgomery College-Takoma Park Men's Basketball Team Headed to National Tournament
    Falcons Secure Spot in Tournament with District and Regional Wins

    The Montgomery College-Takoma Park Men’s Basketball team, from Montgomery County, Maryland, has won a spot in the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III men’s basketball tournament held March 17-19 at SUNY-Delhi in Delhi, New York.  This is the team’s second trip to the national championship.


    The Falcons will compete against Hostos Community College (NY) in the first-round.  The Montgomery College-Takoma Park Men’s Basketball team finished the regular season with a record of 18-12.  The Falcons knocked off Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College in the Region XX championship game with a 107-93 win.  The team went on to win District VII in a 97-88 game over Oxford College of Emory University (Georgia). 


    The team is made up of 15 scholar-athletes whose hometowns represent Montgomery County as well as other regions of Maryland, Virginia, and the world.  The team is: Nnamdi Nnadili, Washington, D.C.; Gilles Mepossi, Forestville, MD; Joe Penn, College Park, MD; Thomas Green, Richmond, VA.; Darrick Sesker, Upper Marlboro, MD; Wreh Jalla, a graduate of Blair High School and a resident of Silver Spring, MD; Darrick William, Jr., Portsmouth, VA; Darryl Dawes, Washington, D.C.; Tobi Smart-Cole, who moved to the United States from Nigeria; Neil Watson, Hyattsville, MD; Nazre Abbass, Arlington, VA; Raheem Thompson, Washington, D.C.; Jerrad Baker, a graduate of Blair High School and a resident of Silver Spring; Gemyl Johnson, Portsmouth, VA; and Charles Richardson, Jr., Capitol Heights, MD.


    For photos and statistics of the Montgomery College-Takoma Park Men’s Basketball team and its players, visit  For more information, contact Russ Alexander, head men’s basketball coach and Montgomery College-Takoma Park athletic director, at 301-650-1447.


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