Thursday, May 26, 2022
Semifinals Set for Conference Carolinas Basketball Championships

Semifinals Set for Conference Carolinas Basketball Championships

The 2022 Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will conclude this weekend at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on the campus of Wofford College with 10 games in three days.

For gender equity, the men’s basketball tournament will play ahead of the women’s. The championship quarterfinals will be held on Friday, March 4 with the men at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and the women at 6 and 8:30 p.m. The semifinals will be played on Saturday, March 5 with the men at 12 and 2:30 p.m. followed by the women at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The championship games will be held on Sunday, March 6 with the men playing at 1 p.m. followed by the women at 4 p.m.

The top six teams remain alive in the 2022 Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship. The six teams remaining feature 13 of the 15 All-Conference selections which includes Player/Defensive Player of the Year Spencer Levi of UNC Pembroke and Elite 23 selection KJ Jones II of Emmanuel.

The first quarterfinal matchup will pit No. 4 Southern Wesleyan against No. 5 Mount Olive while No. 3 Belmont Abbey will square off against No. 6 Barton. The SWU/UMO winner will face top seeded UNC Pembroke while No. 2 Emmanuel will face the Abbey/Barton winner. The Trojans and Warriors split the season series with each team winning at home. Southern Wesleyan won on Jan. 23, 78-68, while Mount Olive won on Feb. 5, 76-78. The Crusaders swept the Bulldogs in their two meetings this season, winning the Dec. 4 meeting in Wilson, North Carolina 72-63 before winning at home on Jan. 29, 108-72.

A pair of upsets in the first and second rounds of the 2022 Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Championship saw No. 8 Emmanuel and No. 7 Francis Marion advance to Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium for the quarterfinals. Emmanuel will face No. 4 Chowan in the first quarterfinal while FMU faces No. 3 Belmont Abbey in the final game on Friday. Of the 15 All-Conference selections this season, 13 will compete in Spartanburg which includes Player/Defensive Player of the Year Shanika Peterkin of Barton and Elite 23 winner Jami Tham, also of Barton. The Lions and Hawks split their season series with each winning at home. Chowan won 62-46 on Dec. 4 while Emmanuel won 82-81 on Jan. 27. The Crusaders won both meetings with the Patriots this season, a 69-59 win on Feb. 2 and a 74-65 victory on Feb. 22.

Tickets are available exclusively online via corporate partner HomeTown Ticketing. The cost for admission is $10 per person and is available for the entire day of competition. Children ages 12 and under and Conference Carolinas students with a valid student ID will be admitted for free. Cash will not be accepted at the venue. General admission all-tournament passses are available for $25 while daily VIP passes, which includes access to hospitality and courtside or equivalent seating, are available for $30.

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