Mountain East Conference: Championship Sunday is set


It won't be an all-Northern Panhandle Championship Sunday at the Mountain East Conference Tournament in Charleston.

The men's teams of Concord and Notre Dame had something to say about that Saturday night in the semifinal games.

No. 4 Concord knocked off No. 1 seed and regular season champion West Liberty in an epic double-overtime affair, 92-90.

Rob Reed led Concord with 34 points, including the game-winning basket. It marked Concord's second win of the season over West Liberty.

The Mountain Lions improved to 21-9 with the win and will play Notre Dame.

Following the overtime thriller, the No. 5 Falcons took out No. 2-seed Wheeling Jesuit, 76-68, behind Tyree Gaiter's 39.

Notre Dame moved to 21-10 with the victory.

The two will meet Sunday inside the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum at 3:30 for the third Mountain East Conference Tournament title.

Despite the losses, both West Liberty and Wheeling Jesuit are expected to be a part of the upcoming NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament.

The two teams were trying to form the same matchup as Sunday's women's title game between No. 1 West Liberty and No. 2 Wheeling Jesuit.

West Liberty defeated No. 5 Fairmont earlier in the day, 53-40, as Williamstown native Liz Flowers erupted again, this time for 34.

Flowers now has 2,035 points in her Hilltopper career - third best in WLSU history.

Later No. 2 Wheeling Jesuit got what it wanted - a spot in the championship and another shot at its rival.

The Lady Cards took out No. 3 Notre Dame by a final of 79-66 as All-MEC pick Jaila Bryant scored 20.

West Liberty, 27-3, defeated WJU, 25-5, twice during the regular season by scores of 69-64 and 60-50.

The women's championship game will tip at 1 p.m.

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