HICKORY, NC. – Catawba Valley Community College will be hosting the 2017 Region 10 / District J Women's Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 9th through Saturday, March 11th at the Tarlton Complex on the CVCC campus.
The Region 10 Tournament is made up of eight teams from North Carolina and Virginia. The #1 seed for the tournament is #14 nationally ranked Cape Fear (NC) Community College. The #12 ranked nationally team Guilford Technical (NC) Community College holds the #2 seed, while the #3 seed Louisburg (NC) College is ranked #17 nationally. The following seeds are #4 Bryant & Stratton (VA) College, #5 Catawba Valley, #6 Wake Technical (NC) Community College and #7 Patrick Henry (VA) Community College. There is a play in game tonight where #8 Lenoir (NC) Community College will play #9 Brunswick (NC) Community College at Lenoir CC in Kinston, NC for the final spot in the tournament.
Catawba Valley clinched a 20 win season by defeating #17 ranked Louisburg at home in their last game of the season, the marks the first 20 win season since 2013/14 for the Red Hawks. Catawba Valley has been led by 3 double digit scorers. Freshman guard Shaniya Lester leads the team by scoring 15.0 points per game while grabbing 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists per game and leading the team in 2.1 steals per game. Sophomore forward Jala Daniels averages 12.0 points and leads the team with 7.5 rebounds per game while being the only player to start all 27 games this season. Fellow sophomore guard Ieshia Love is averaging 10.7 points with 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
Below is the complete Region X tournament schedule.
Play-in Round, Monday, March 6 at Lenoir Community College
6 p.m. | No. 8 Lenoir vs. No. 9 Brunswick
Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 9 at Catawba Valley Community College
12 p.m. | No. 4 Bryant & Stratton vs. No. 5 Catawba Valley
2 p.m. | No. 1 Cape Fear vs. No. 8 Lenoir/No. 9 Brunswick
4 p.m. | No. 2 Guilford Tech vs. No. 7 Patrick Henry
6 p.m. | No. 3 Louisburg vs. No. 9 Wake Tech
Semifinals, Friday, March 10 at Catawba Valley Community College
2 p.m. | B&S-CVCC winner vs. CFCC-LCC/BCC winner
4 p.m. | GTCC-PHCC winner vs. LC-WTCC winner
Championship, Saturday, March 11, 2:00 p.m. at Catawba Valley Community College