Tuesday's Thoroughbreds home game against Virginia Peninsula Community College will play a major factor in determining first round matchups in the 2023 New South Athletic Conference Tournament.
After this weekend's results, here are how things stand (NSAC W-L):
Mid-Atlantic Christian 5-1*
Virginia Peninsula 2-3
Blue Lights 1-3
Carolina Christian 0-6
*1st round bye
Remaining NSAC games:
Apprentice: 2 (vs Christendom, vs MACU)
MACU: 3 (vs. CCC, at Apprentice, at VPCC)
VPCC: 2 (at BLC, vs MACU)
BLC: 1 (vs VPCC)
Christendom: 1 (at Apprentice)
Carolina Christian: 1 (at MACU)
What does this all mean for BLC? A win against Virginia Peninsula on Tuesday not only puts the Thoroughbreds in the driver's seat for a third-place conference finish, but it also locks up an opening round game for the Herd at Hope Community Church Arena, taking place during the week of February 21st. If the Gators win, it will clinch a home game for themselves as well as a guaranteed third place finish.
A Thoroughbreds loss - combined with a Christendom win at Apprentice, would secure the Crusaders a home playoff game, forcing BLC to play on the road.
The Thoroughbreds- Gators game tips off at 6:30pm EST, airing LIVE and FREE on the Thoroughbreds Sports Network on YouTube. Christendom-Apprentice tips off 30 minutes later at 7pm EST.