The Seminole State College women’s team finds itself as the No. 4 seed in the Region II Junior College Tournament beginning Thursday at the Noble Complex at Oklahoma Baptist University. Seminole State’s men, on the other hand, were in action Monday night, needing a win to qualify for the tournament.


The Seminole State College women’s team finds itself as the No. 4 seed in the Region II Junior College Tournament beginning Thursday at the Noble Complex at Oklahoma Baptist University. Seminole State’s men, on the other hand, were in action Monday night, needing a win to qualify for the tournament.
Coach Tom Mills’ Seminole State team, 11-17 overall and 7-11 in conference action, was hosting Murray State (11-18, 5-13) in a play-in game.
The tournament, held in Shawnee for the 16th consecutive year, will feature the men’s action Thursday with games at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The women will play on Friday with the semifinals scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening, Sunday’s two championships games are slated for 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).
The men will play their semifinal matchups at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. The women’s semifinals will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.
The winners of the men and women’s championship games will automatically qualify for the national tournaments.
The games at OBU will represent the second, third and fourth final rounds of the tournament under a format which began in 2010. The top five seeds in the men’s and women’s side escaped having to play first-round games, and automatically qualified for the second round starting Thursday. The play-in games, all conducted Monday night, were being played on home sites.
Seminole State Coach Rita Story-Schell’s Belles, 18-10 overall and 12-6 in the conference, will square off against Murray State in a 1 p.m. contest Friday. Murray State is 15-12 and 10-8.
Teshia Griswold of the Belles, a 5-8 sophomore, was selected as an all-region first-team member. Griswold was the only Seminole State women’s player to be named to the free three all-region teams.
No SSC women were chosen for the first team, but Teshia Griswold was a second-team all-region selection.
Bill Muse of Connors State was named the men’s coach of the year for the second consecutive year. On the women’s side, Connors’ Eddie Kite is the coach of the year.
Both Connors’ squads are the top seeds of the tournament. Muse’s team is 26-3 overall and 15-3 in conference action. Lite’s squad is 25-4 and 15-3.
For ticket information on the tournament, contact the Shawnee Convention and Visitors Bureau at 405-275-9780.

Region II Schedule
Thursday
At OBU
Men
1 p.m. — Redlands vs. Western.
3 p.m. — Eastern vs. Murray State at Seminole winner from Monday night.
6 p.m. — Connors vs. Carl Albert at NOC-Enid winner from Monday night.
8 p.m. — NOC-Tonkawa vs. Arkansas Baptist at NEO winner from Monday night.

Friday
Women
1 p.m. — Seminole vs. Murray
3 p.m. — NOC-Enid vs. Western at Relands winner from Monday night.
6 p.m. — Connors vs. Eastern at Carl Albert winner from Monday night.
8 p.m. — NEO vs. Arkansas Baptist at NOC-Tonkawa winner from Monday night.