Lake Michigan College celebrates men's and women's basketball teams going to nationals


Wednesday morning's winter weather created a big mess.

People heading to work faced ice covered roads and hundreds of homes didn't have power.

By 9 p.m. only 100 Indiana Michigan Power customers were still without power.

The snow was much heavier this time around causing down power lines.

There were roughly a thousand people without power in Benton Harbor including students, faculty and staff at Lake Michigan College.

Festivities at the scheduled pep rally continued as planned.

The school was celebrating the first time both the men and women's basketball teams made it to nationals at the same time.

The women are going for the third year and will head to Overland Park, Kansas.

The men haven't been in nearly a decade and will travel to Danville, Illinois next week.

The power went out on campus for about an hour right as people were getting ready for the rally.

Tanya Martindale, Director of Conference and Event Services says, “They scheduled us to bring over pizza for a couple hundred people. In the middle of cooking all of our pizzas the power decided to go out, so my first instinct was to check on the kitchen. They were pulling the pizzas out. They said they have a little more than half a dozen.”

The school’s generators did kick-in.


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