Friday, March 14, 2008

Runs-a-Plenty at the Tourney

Just a quick note from early on at the Big South Women's one was all about runs--after a first half draw (26-26) for High Point and Coastal, the Chanticleers blasted out of the locker room on a 16-2 spurt--but then point production hit a wall and the Panthers ran off a 34-9 blitz down the stretch to take the first game 62-51. The reward for HPU? An appointment Saturday with top-seeded Liberty.

Game two is happening as I write this, and runs are the early story there too--underdog host UNCA got off to a quick 9-2 start...but Radford came right back with a 7-0 stint to pull even. If these games continue to develop in this fashion, it's going to be all about who has the momentum last to produce the final run/statement for advancing to the next round.
When the Bulldogs and Highlanders are done, Winthrop and Charleston Southern will play the nightcap to fill the remaining semifinal slot.

Great stuff--if you're not following these games, you should be--don't forget the semifinals Saturday and the Championship Game Sunday. Of course, if that's not your thing, we had baseball and softball on The Big South Edge this afternoon...always lots going on in the Big South...

1 comment:

BigSouther for Life said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOO. I love Big South tournament action!