AUGUSTA, GA – The end of the 2010 basketball regular
season was filled with dramatic moments and when the dust cleared,
eight men’s and eight women’s teams remain alive as the
conference office released the 2010 Tournament brackets on Saturday
On the women’s side, one of the main questions to be answered was who was the top seed in the east. 10th-ranked Lander answered that question with a 63-56 win at Augusta State, finishing their remarkable regular season with a 17-1 conference mark and the top seed in the east. Shannon McKever posted her 13th double-double of the year with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Lander’s win leaves Francis Marion as the #2 seed in the east. FMU toppled Armstrong Atlantic State 104-81 on Saturday in Savannah behind 22 points from Shannon Singleton-Bates, who hit nine of 12 from the floor, and 19 points, four rebounds from Courtney Mealing. FMU, ranked #18 in the nation, will host east #3 seed USC Aiken on Tuesday at 7:00. USCA locked up the third seed a week ago and concluded their regular season on Wednesday.
Lander will face the #4 seed in the east, UNC Pembroke. UNCP took the seed with their 73-48 win over Flagler. JaToya Kemp had 19 points and 12 boards for the Lady Braves while Talena Faison added 16 points and five rebounds.
In the west division, GCSU is the #1 seed, something they knew before Saturday’s 72-68 overtime win at North Georgia. Antoinette Reames scored 23 points, six in the overtime period, with 13 rebounds while Chimere Jordan added 22 points and 11 boards.
Clayton State is the #2 in the west with Columbus State at #3. The two teams ended the season one game apart. CSU had the chance to pull into a tie with the 22nd-ranked Lakers and did their part with a 63-53 win at Montevallo. Clayton State held a tiebreak edge over Columbus State, and the two will now meet in Morrow on Tuesday night at 7:00.
Georgia Southwestern is the #4 seed in the west after winning a tiebreak over Montevallo. Both GSW and UM fell on Saturday, but GSW will make their first-ever PBC Tournament appearance thanks to a win earlier this season over top-seeded GCSU.
2010 Peach Belt
Women’s Basketball Tournament
Tuesday, March 2
#E4 UNC Pembroke at #E1 Lander 7:00
#E3 USC Aiken at #E2 Francis Marion 7:00
#W4 Georgia Southwestern at #W1 GCSU 7:00
#W3 Columbus State at #W2 Clayton State 7:00
Saturday, March 6 - Aiken, S.C.
E4-1 Winner vs. W2-3 Winner 1:00
W4-1 Winner vs. E2-3 Winner 3:00
Sunday, March 7 - Aiken, S.C.
Championship Game 2:00