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March 5, 2013

WALLACE STATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Nance's 20th double-double, strong bench play propel Lions into ACCC final

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HANCEVILLE —

Wallace State now gets a third crack at undefeated and fourth-ranked Shelton State (31-0) in Wednesday’s championship game, beginning at 7 p.m. Shelton State, a 80-68 winner over Gadsden State in Tuesday’s opening semifinal, won the two previous regular-season meetings against Wallace State by double digits.

“Everything we’ve done since August has culminated to this point. We have a chance to win a championship on our home floor and cut down our own nets. Our women have been looking forward to this opportunity and have achieved it. Our ultimate goal is still in front of us,” Burdette said. “We’ve got to make sure we take care of the basketball against Shelton State and make good decisions.”

Wallace State and Shelton State have split their two previous ACCC tournament title games, with the Lady Lions winning in 2011 and Shelton State last season.

Before the rivals meet for a third time Wednesday, the men’s ACCC tournament tips off its opening round at 11 a.m. with Bishop State and Southern Union. Snead State and L.B. Wallace follow at 1 p.m., Lawson State and Enterprise State play at 3 p.m. and Wallace State opposes Wallace-Selma at 5 p.m.

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