The most serious basketball on campus could be the Thursday night men’s league from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the OCCC gym.
Six teams fight for bragging rights at the end of the season which lasts eight weeks in the spring. The league is open to anyone.
This semester’s league play ends May 12. The tournament ends May 19.
Lauren Kollmorgen, Wellness Center attendant, said the members of the league are fierce competitors when it comes to the game of basketball.
“Anyone is welcome to sign up with a team, but it is different than intramurals because it costs to join the league,” Kollmorgen said. “So students who play are usually the more competitive serious players.”
Collin Gentry, a student who has been a member of the league for three years, said the OCCC league is a good competitive league.
Gentry said for the past three years, he has worked to make his team better.
“This year we changed up our roster, but we think it’s a good change,” he said. “Any one of us can take over at any time.”
Gentry said he has been impressed throughout the season with how well his team has been able to play as a group.
“We play well together and don’t care who scores as long as we win.” he said.
Gentry’s team finished the night with a big victory over their rival.
Jeremy Bonsall, a student who works in the Wellness Center as a referee, said the games can get rough at times.
“It gets really intense toward the end,” Bonsall said.
“You have grown men fighting for the ball, and it gets really competitive.”
Bonsall said there are times when he has to calm the games down and take control.
“Every once in a while I have to call a technical.” he said.
“I’ve had to throw two people out before, but that just comes with the competiveness of the game.”
The league will return next spring and will cost $250 per team. Players must be 18 years of age to join the league.
For more information contact Recreation and Fitness at 405-682-7860.