WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Community College basketball fans had one last chance to cheer for the Sea Devils men's and women's teams before they head to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.
The college hosted a sendoff Thursday at Tabitha's Courtyard at the downtown campus where players and coaches from both teams were introduced to cheering fans.
"It's amazing. We are so happy for the coaches and the team," said Sea Devil fan Bernetta McKeithan. "They are a great group. We are just happy we can support them and cheer them on."
For the first time in school history, both CFCC teams qualified for the national tournament in the same year.
"We are so proud," said CFCC fan Christian Greene. "They have been (the tournament) in the past, but it's great they are going at the same time. It's amazing."
The men battle Hutchinson Community College on March 20 at 1 p.m. in Hutchinson, Kan., in the first round of the NJCAAs. The women take on Kankakee Community College on March 20 at noon in Harrison, Ark. in a first-round matchup.