By JULIO VEGA
The Eastfield men’s basketball team won the regular season conference championship after an 74-70 road win at Brookhaven Saturday. The team goes as the No. 1 seed heading into the Metro Athletic Conference tournament. The final seeding for conference:
- Eastfield (7-3)
- North Lake (6-4)
- Richland (6-4)
- Brookhaven (5-5)
- Mountian View (4-6)
- Ceder Valley (2-8)
The conference tournament will be played Feb. 20-24. The first round games were played at Richland College Feb. 20, where No. 3 Richland defeated No. 6 Cedar Valley 93-71 and No. 5 Mountain View upset No. 4 Brookhaven 91-75.
Eastfield and North Lake both had first round byes.
The semifinal games will be played Feb. 22 at Eastfield’s gym in P100. North Lake will play Richland at 6 p.m. while the Harvesters will face Mountain View at 8 p.m.
The two winners of the semifinal will face off in the championship match Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
If the Eastfield wins the tournament, they are declared MAC Region V champions and will travel to the national tournament in Lock Sheldrake, New York. If any other team wins the MAC tournament, then a final game between Eastfield – the regular season winners – and conference tournament winners will take place Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
This story was updated to include the results of the first round games that took place Feb. 20.
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