Shelton, Wallace State clash to sit atop the pinnacle of the ACCC Tournament

Shelton State Basketball

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jeremy Bryant

Championship Day is upon us for one of the rare occasions in sports, the men and women basketball teams from two separate schools will meet up for a monumental moment. Shelton State and Wallace State are set to face off  for the Alabama Community College Conference Championship on Friday afternoon.

Both Shelton State teams entered the ACCC tournament as No. 1 seeds. The women were already heavy favorites to be in the final game given their annual dominance in the tournament; They have won 14 conference championships since 2006. They left nothing to be desired kicking off the tournament with a 92-36 quarterfinals win against Coastal Alabama-South. The Semifinals seemed to be no bigger task as they dismantled Chattahoochee Valley 81-42 to advance to the championship.

The men for Shelton State took care of business in a 44 point victory over Enterprise State led by Jaykwon Walton’s stellar stat line. Willie Johnson found his rhythm again in a bounce back game versus Coastal Alabama-South, he scored 21 points after failing to make over half of his shots in the previous game. Head coach Joseph Eatmon might enjoy nothing more this weekend than to add another ACCC championship to his resume. He has three championships in five years under his belt since being hired at Shelton State.

On the other side, both teams for Wallace State both entered the tournament as No. 2 seeds with a little tougher road to the championship. The women for Wallace state went through a much tougher road to get to the championship round. They squeezed by in the quarterfinals against rival Wallace Selma in a 71-65 nail-biter led by 20 points from Destiny Garret.

The semifinals saw them having to force extra time on the clock to defeat Top-seeded Bishop State in overtime. The game quickly turned into a war of endurance and conditioning with 4 players going over 35 minutes played. The lions survived with a 61-58 win, despite Cordasia Harris showcasing her otherworldly talents, putting up 24 points and twenty-three rebounds.

The mens team for Wallce State crawled their way past Wallace-Selma, extending their current win streak to 6 games; their last loss came at the hands of Shelton State in early February. The lions cruised in the next round gliding past Chattahoochee Valley in a 19-point victory.

The Women kickoff the first championship game with tipoff starting at 4 p.m. The men will follow shortly after with their tip-off starting at 6:30 p.m. Both games will be held at Shelton State March 4.


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