RC women ousted from tourney, Emory & Henry is the top seed

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The Emory & Henry College women’s basketball team won for the ninth straight outing last Saturday afternoon, eliminating the possibility for a tie at the top of the standings and securing the #1 seed in the upcoming ODAC Women’s Basketball Tournament. There were, however, three other ties that helped shape the tournament field.

Two of the three deadlocks were sorted thru head-to-head tiebreakers. That started with the second seed where Randolph-Macon College’s two wins over Lynchburg College in the regular season awarded the Yellow Jackets the higher position. The Hornets sit third, with Guilford College rounding out the teams earning a bye thru the first round as the fourth seed.

Tournament play began Monday with four first round contests. Bridgewater beat Roanoke College, 86-68, Virginia Wesleyan topped Randolph, 60-46, Washington & Lee beat Hollins, 75-44, and Shenandoah topped Eastern Mennonite in the only first round upset, 76-68.

Those four winners will join the top four seeds in Salem at the Salem Civic Center for the quarterfinals on Thursday, February 22.  Semifinals will be on Saturday, February 24, followed by the championship game on Sunday, February 25.

2018 ODAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

First Round – Monday, February 19 – at highest seeds
Game 1: #9 Shenandoah 76,  #8 Eastern Mennonite 68
Game 2: #12 Hollins 44, #5 Washington and Lee 75
Game 3: #10 Roanoke 68, #7 Bridgewater 86
Game 4: #11 Randolph 46 #6 Virginia Wesleyan 60

Quarterfinals – Thursday, February 22 – Salem Civic Center
Game 5: Shenandoah vs. #1 Emory & Henry – 1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Washington & Lee vs. #4 Guilford – 3:00 p.m.
Game 7: Bridgewater vs. #2 Randolph-Macon – 6:00 p.m.
Game 8: Virginia Wesleyan vs. #3 Lynchburg – 8:00 p.m.

Semifinals – Saturday, February 24 – Salem Civic Center
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 – 1:00 p.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 – 3:00 p.m.

Championship – Sunday, February 25 – Salem Civic Center
Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 – 1:00 p.m.