NORFOLK, Va. — A two-game losing streak to enthe regular season is all but a distant memory for the North Carolina Central Eagles.
Losses to the Savannah State Tigers and North Carolina A&T Aggies generated a bit of concern surrounding the Eagles heading into the MEAC Tournament. However, the Eagles had the top seed in the tournament locked up, and they weren’t too concerned with their level of play.
On Wednesday, in their quarter-final match-up with the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, the Eagles flexed their muscle and showed why they are the team to beat.
The Wildcats were playing their second game in as many days, and were coming off a win over the Delaware State Hornets in the First Round on Tuesday, 69-62. With the Eagles having several days of rest in between games, they came out with fresh legs and pulled away early.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Little did we know at the start of the season, but the race for the MEAC crown is shaping up to be one of the more exciting ones in the country.
Heading into Monday’s action, as many as eight teams looked to have a realistic shot at the title. Some teams have stronger chances than others, but anything can happen on any given night. While only one team had a winning record overall on the year, the level of parity in the league from one through ten is what makes the race that enticing.
Down in Princess Anne on Monday, two teams that were looking to move up in the standings squared off. The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks were looking to stay in the top half of the standings, while the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats were looking to play spoiler and move up the standing themselves.
The Wildcats got hot towards the end of the first half and took a five point lead into the break. In the second, the Hawks fought their way back into the game, and forced overtime.