Over the weekend at the DI/DII Final Four, held at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC; the #4 seed Cape Fear Community College used upsets over the #1 and #2 seeds to win the Region 10 and District X championship. In the first semifinal matchup Cape Fear faced off against regular season champion and #1 seed Spartanburg Methodist College. In a equally matched game the Sea Devils defense helped get the first upset with a 75-69 victory.
Cape Fear faced off against the #2 seed USC Salkehatchie, who had defeated #3 seed Caldwell CC&TI in the other semifinal 62-43. Down 5 at the half Cape Fear rallied and saw the game tied in regulation. However in overtime the Sea Devils remained hot and outscored USC Salkehatichie 15-4 in the extra period to claim a 76-65 victory.
With the win Cape Fear claims an automatic bid to the National Tournament in Hutchinson Kansas. For more information on the National Tournament visit the NJCAA website at: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div1/national_championship/index
For Rerion 10 tournament info see below:
First Round: Tuesday, March 6 (Higher Seeds)
#2 USC Salkehatchie 107 over #7 Brunswick 81
#3 Caldwell 101 over #6 Clinton 73
#4 Cape Fear 66 over #5 Denmark Tech 65
Semifinals: Friday, March 9 (Pinehurst, NC)
4:00pm - FINAL: #4 Cape Fear (75) over #1 Spartanburg Methodist (69)
6:00pm - FINAL: #2 USC Salkehatchie (62) over #3 Caldwell (45)
Championship: Saturday, March 10 (Pinehurst, NC)
3:30pm - FINAL: #4 Cape Fear (76) over #2 USC Salkehatchie (65)