York and Mary Washington Secure Home Victories in CAC Women's Basketball First Round; Semifinal Rematches Set
York and Mary Washington Secure Home Victories in CAC Women's Basketball First Round; Semifinal Rematches Set

CAC Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket

York and Mary Washington secured home wins in the first round of the CAC women's basketball tournament on Tuesday evening to advance to Thursday's semifinals, setting up a pair of rematches of last year's final four. 

Third-seeded York downed sixth-seeded Frostburg State 66-61 in York, Pa., sending the Spartans to the semifinals for the 13th consecutive season. The Spartans (18-8) will travel to second-seeded Christopher Newport (22-3) for a 6 p.m. tip-off on Thursday in Newport News, Va. York defeated the Captains last Saturday evening in a thrilling regular season finale, 87-85. This will mark CNU's third straight semifinal appearance. Thursday's game will be the front end of a semifinal doubleheader, with the CNU men hosting Mary Washington at 8 p.m. at the Freeman Center. 

In Tuesday's other first-round game, fourth-seeded Mary Washington defeated fifth-seeded Salisbury 50-42 in Fredericksburg, Va. The Eagles (14-12) will be making their fourth straight trip to the semifinals, meeting top-seeded Marymount (22-3) for a 7 p.m. tip-off in Arlington, Va. Marymount has advanced to the CAC semifinals for 18-straight seasons. 

This marks the third-straight year that York, Mary Washington, Christopher Newport and Marymount are the final four teams remaining in the CAC postseason.