Lake Land College to welcome home national women’s basketball championship team Sunday evening

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MATTOON, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Lake Land Lakers women’s basketball team won the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 2 National Championship, defeating the Johnson County Cavaliers, 53-49, on Saturday evening.

The college community will welcome the team home Sunday at approximately 6:30 p.m. on campus in Mattoon, Ill. The team is making the long trip home from Hickory, N.C.

Those who would like to help the college welcome the national champions back home are welcome to complete the COVID protocols, including completing the campus visitor screening form, wearing a mask and social distancing. Use entrance 2 and gather in Parking Lot A outside the Field House. Be prepared for possible delays in arrival due to the length of the trip home. Updates to travel times will be posted on the college’s social media sites.

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