WATERVILLE, Maine --- The New England Small College Athletic Conference officially announced the pairings of the 2012 Women's Basketball Championship on Sunday.
The Colby College women's basketball team knew they earned the fourth seed in the tourney on Saturday, but the league waited to announce the pairings until a final game was played on Sunday. The Mules will entertain fifth-seeded Williams College at 3 p.m. The game will be Webcast on First Team Broadcasting at http://www.firstteambroadcasting.com/organizations/colby-college/
Colby seniors Rachael Mack, Kelly Potvin, Aarika Ritchie, and Jil Vaughan all played their final regular season home and were honored on Saturday before a win against Wesleyan. The four now get a chance to play at least one more playoff game at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
The Mules are 18-5 overall and have won five straight games heading into the playoffs. Colby took care of Wesleyan and Connecticut College over the weekend to clinch the four seed and the home playoff game. The Mules, who have gone to two straight NCAA Division III Tournaments over the past two years, finished 7-3 in the league.
2012 Women’s Basketball Championship Seeding
Quarterfinals – Saturday, February 18 at higher seeds
No. 8 Trinity at No. 1 Amherst – 2:00 p.m.
No. 7 Connecticut College at No. 2 Tufts – 2:00 p.m.
No. 6 Wesleyan at No. 3 Bowdoin – 3:00 p.m.
No. 5 Williams at No. 4 Colby – 3:00 p.m.
Semifinals – Saturday, February 25 at highest remaining seed (2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m.)
Highest remaining seed vs. Lowest remaining seed
Remaining quarterfinal winners
Championship – Sunday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m.
NOTE: If both the men’s and women’s semifinals and finals are being played at the same site, all semifinal games shall be played on Saturday (with one set of games at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and the other at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.). Both championship games shall be played on Sunday (at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.). In even years the women’s games shall be played first with the men’s games played at the conclusion of the women’s games.