N.C. Central didn’t play well as it tried to sweep its two-game season series with Longwood.
At least there’s a consolation game.
Chelsea Coward’s 19 points and 11 rebounds led three players in double figures as the host Lancers claimed a 67-43 victory at Willett Hall, advancing to the title game of their own tournament on Sunday at 4:30.
Shanise Blanks (pictured) paced NCCU (10-17) with 12 points, followed by Latoya Bennett with 11 points and Joanna Miller with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Longwood (9-19) got 17 points from Krystal Garrison and 13 from Crystal Smith.
The Lancers, who led 44-28 at halftime, will play for the title against Florida Gulf Coast (23-6), which topped Seattle 51-38 in today’s first game.
Seattle (6-23) will face the Eagles in a consolation contest at 2 p.m.