Saturday, January 29, 2005

It Is That Time Of The Year

Category: Sports

In Morganton, North Carolina: the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) hosted the 53rd Mason-Dixon Tournament for Boys Basketball. Virginia exceeded what I did not expect as they opened with a 50-point loss to Tennessee in the first round, 78-28. This sent the undermanned Virginia team to the losers' bracket and played against Eastern North Carolina.

Virginia shocked Eastern North Carolina with a 67-66 overtime upset and advanced to play against Florida for a chance to play for 5th-6th Place out of 11-team tournament. Virginia lost, 43-29.

As always, Mississippi marched straight to the Championship Game but the surprising team of the year should be South Carolina, though.

In Knoxville, Tennessee: Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) -- where my cousin's daughter, Tori is attending along with my buddy who works there -- David Spillers. TSD is hosting the 28th Annual Mason-Dixon Tournament for Girls Basketball.

Virginia Cardinals, thanks to Kim Fuller's disappearance, did not do well in the first round as they got clobbered by Georgia, 63-22 and was sent to the Losers Bracket. They squared off against the Eastern North Carolina and won, 34-18 to advance against North Carolina.

This morning, they shocked North Carolina, 35-34 to advance to the 5th-6th Place. The game will be played at 3:30 PM.

This marked the first time that Virginia gets to be in the Top Six since 1987, I believe. Good job, Yesi Andersen.


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