Wildcats Record Two Wins in MEAC Southern Finale
DURHAM, N.C. - The No. 19 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats went 2-2 on Sunday to conclude their stint at the MEAC Southern Divisional in Durham, N.C. The event was hosted by North Carolina Central at the AMF Durham Lanes.
B-CU head coach Tony O'Neal stated his team was fighting for their MEAC lives following his team's 1-3 effort on the opening day of the two-day event Saturday evening. Appropriately, the Wildcats responded to their coach's call in Sunday's competition.
B-CU went 2-2 on the final day, finishing its final MEAC regular season event with a mark of 3-5 for the weekend. That record allowed them to advance to the upcoming Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships scheduled for March 22-24.
"We found a way to get it done and advance to the MEAC Championships," said O'Neal. "I just pray that when we're there that we can be consistent and ready to compete."
On Sunday, the Wildcats took wins from North Carolina A&T and host North Carolina Central, respectively. The losses came to Norfolk State and Florida A&M.
Senior Staci Hilliard was named to the all-tournament team, the sixth of its kind on the year for the native of Port Huron, Mich. That came following her games of 204 and 199 in Traditional games on Saturday.
Bethune-Cookman gets back on the lanes on March 15-17 when the Wildcats travel to the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. The event host will be Vanderbilt University.
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