The 100th Annual CIAA Basketball Tournament. Photography by Victor Harper.

The 2012 CIAA Tournament celebrated 100 years of great basketball. The tournament was a great experience, with exciting plays and upsets galore. The championship game had to meet the already high expectations set–and the game exceeded them. A defensive struggle defined the first half, as the Winston-Salem State Rams and the Elizabeth City State Vikings scratched and clawed their way to a 22-22 tie.

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The WSSU Rams came out in the 2nd half and outhustled the ESCU Vikings on their way to a 62-51 victory. The win marked WSSU’s 11th CIAA Basketball championship.

All photos courtesy of Victor Harper.