Women's basketball top in CCC, 10th in NAIA II
After capturing its first-ever Cascade Collegiate Conference regular season title outright, Corban's women Warriors earned the conference postseason tournament's top seed and will host Evergreen on Tuesday, February 21, at 7 p.m. inside the C.E. Jeffers Sports Center.
The CCC office released the 2012 women's basketball tournament fields Saturday. The women's tournament begins Tuesday, with the higher seeds hosting the first round games.
The NAIA's No. 10-ranked Corban not only earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament, but also secured one of the CCC's two automatic bids to next month's NAIA Division II Championships in Sioux City, Iowa. The winner of the conference tournament (or the runner-up, should Corban win it) will secure the CCC's second automatic berth to the national tournament, which is scheduled for March 7-13.
No. 23 College of Idaho received the second seed, Eastern Oregon University is seeded third and Warner Pacific College is fourth. The top four seeds will host CCC quarterfinal playoff games Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Semifinals are set for Friday, Feb. 24, with the championship game slated for Monday, Feb. 27.
Oregon Tech earned the tournament's No. 5 seed. Northwest is seeded sixth, Southern Oregon seventh, and Evergreen is eighth.
Seeding was based on regular season conference finish.
Corban now has earned its third CCC title in program history only one season after sharing the conference crown with Concordia.
The CCC Tournament schedule:
Quarterfinals (Tuesday, Feb. 21)
#8 Evergreen (7-20, 5-13) at #1 Corban (21-6, 15-3), 7 p.m. PT
#7 Southern Oregon (15-14, 6-12) at #2 College of Idaho (19-8, 14-4), 7 p.m. MT
#6 Northwest (11-15, 7-11) at #3 Eastern Oregon (22-7, 13-5), 7 p.m. PT
#5 Oregon Tech (21-9, 10-8) at #4 Warner Pacific (19-10, 13-5), 7 p.m. PT
Semifinals (Friday, Feb. 24)
Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed, 7 p.m.
Second lowest remaining seed at second highest remaining seed, 7 p.m.
Championship (Monday, Feb. 27)
Lowest seed finalist at highest seed finalist, 7 p.m.