Start of ECC girls' basketball tournament pushed back to Saturday

Eastern Connecticut Conference officials announced Tuesday night that the league's annual girls' basketball tournament, originally scheduled to start Thursday night, won't begin until Saturday due to numerous weather-related postponements.

The first round will now be held Saturday at the sites of the highest ranked teams, while the quarterfinals, originally set to be played on Saturday at Ledyard High School, will feature doubleheaders Monday night at Ledyard and Plainfield. Plainfield will still host the semifinals and final on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and Friday, Feb. 28, as scheduled.

Five games that would have had a bearing on the tournament seedings were postponed because of snow on Tuesday. Four have been rescheduled for tonight and the fifth, Windham at Wheeler, will be played on Thursday. Eleven schools have qualified for the tournament and a 12th, Lyman Memorial, can earn a spot with a victory over Wheeler tonight. If Lyman does qualify, there will be four first-round games Saturday and the top four seeds will earn byes into the quarterfinals.

- Day Staff Reports

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