Monday, February 13, 2012

SPC basketball tournaments ready to tip off

The Southern Piedmont Conference basketball tournaments kicks off its first round of play today.

On the boys' side, Concord earned the No. 1 seed. The Spiders, which are coming off its first loss of the year to rival A.L. Brown Friday, finished the regular season with a 22-1 (13-1) record. The winners of tonight's games, which take place at the higher seed's gym, will play at Tuesday's semifinals at A.L. Brown.

Jay M. Robinson claimed the top seed on the girls' side in a 55-47 win against Hickory Ridge Friday. The two teams entered the regular-season finale tied for first place with a 12-1 conference record. The Lady Bulldogs are 18-6 (14-1) going into the tournament. The winners of the girls' first-round games will play at A.L. Brown Wednesday.

Finals for both boys and girls will be held at A.L. Brown Friday. Here is the schedule for tonight's games:

South Piedmont 3A
(first round at higher seed, semifinals and finals at A.L. Brown)

No. 8 Northwest Cabarrus at No. 1 Concord 7: 30 p.m.
No. 5 Hickory Ridge at No. 4 Central Cabarrus 6 p.m.
No. 6 Cox Mill at No. 3 A.L. Brown 6 p.m.
No.  7 Mount Pleasant at No. 2 Jay M. Robinson 7:30 p.m.


No. 8 Cox Mill at No. 1 Jay M. Robinson 6 p.m.
No. 5 A.L. Brown at No. 4 Northwest Cabarrus 6 p.m.
No. 6 Central Cabarrus at No. 3 Concord 6 p.m.
No.  7 Mount Pleasant at No. 2 Hickory Ridge 6 p.m.