Farmville welcomes back Longwood basketball teams: 'It's a historic event'

Town celebrates Longwood basketball teams
Posted at 8:17 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 04:47:35-05

FARMVILLE, Va. -- A celebration was held in Farmville on Monday to welcome back the Longwood University's basketball teams as they returned as champions from the Big South Conference tournament in North Carolina.

Both the men and the women's teams are going to the NCAA tournament for the first time in history.

"This town is extremely proud of the Longwood Lancers, and I think you see that today. I think you'll see the whole community rally behind both the men's and the women's teams," Doug Stanley, an administrator for Prince Edward County, said.

Residents showed up in their Longwood gear and lined the streets to celebrate the two teams on their accomplishments.

"We are excited to welcome them back to town today. The community's excited. It's a historic event," Farmville Mayor David Whitus said.