BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The 2012 Men's Region XIX Tournament got underway last night with six teams in action.
In Division II, 4th seeded County College of Morris defeated #5 Salem, 92-81 to advance to the semi-finals. Morris will face #1 Essex County College on Thursday at 5:30pm at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.
In Division III, 3rd seeded Ocean County College knocked out #6 Montgomery County Community College, 102-72, and 4th seeded Atlantic Cape Community College advanced with a 78-73 victory over #5 Middlesex. Armin Cane scored 35 points and Muji McBride added 27 as the Bucs advanced to the region final four for the first time in 20 years.
Ocean, now 20-9 overall, will now face #2 Camden in the semi-finals on Thursday at Brookdale, game time is set for 8:15pm.
Atlantic Cape advances to face #1 seeded Brookdale (25-2) at 3:15pm on Thursday at Brookdale.
Women's Regional action opens tonight with one game in Division II and three games in Division III.
Complete Tournament Brackets can be viewed here:http://www.region19.org/d/2012_Region_XIX_Basketball_Brackets_TT.pdf