Rend Lake Celebrates Title

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By WSIL Sports

INA -- Reality is still setting in for the Rend Lake men's basketball team.

The Warriors won the NJCAA D-II National Championship last weekend. The team was honored with a celebration in Ina Wednesday afternoon, commemorating their accomplishments.

Hundreds packed the gym to help the team celebrate. Rend Lake capped a 30-3 season Saturday night, crushing Moraine Valley by 18 points to win the championship.

It was the second straight season the Warriors qualified for the nationals. Rend Lake had five players from Southern Illinois on its roster, including the national tournament's most valuable player, Woodlawn native Bronson Verhines.
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