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State champion Lady Bobcats meet Itawamba in Region 23 opener

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The MACJC state champion Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats are the top-seeded team heading into this week's Region 23 Tournament at Clinton's Traceway Park.

JCJC, ranked No. 8 in the latest NJCAA Division II regular season poll, will meet sixth-seeded Itawamba Community College at 4 p.m. Thursday on Field 1.

The Lady Bobcats swept Holmes Community College, 7-1, Pearl River Community College, 3-2, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 9-6, earlier this week to claim their second straight state championship.

JCJC is currently 39-6, while Itawamba – the North Division regular season champion – is 31-13-1.

In other first round action, second-seeded MGCCC, 33-9, faces fifth-seeded Pearl River, 25-21, at 4 p.m. on Field 2 and third-seeded LSU-Eunice, 52-4, meets fourth-seeded East Central, 31-15, at 4 p.m. on Field 4. LSU-Eunice has won 25 straight games and is ranked No. 1 in the nation. MGCCC is rated No. 7.

The top two teams will return to Traceway Park to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on May 15-18.

Lady Bobcat games will be webcast on www.jcjc.tv.

 

Region 23 Tournament

Traceway Park

Clinton

Thursday's games

Game 1, Jones County (39-6, No. 1 seed) vs. Itawamba (31-13-1, No. 6 seed, Field 1, 4 p.m.

Game 2, Miss. Gulf Coast (33-9, No. 2 seed) vs. Pearl River (25-21, No. 5 seed), Field 2, 4 p.m.

Game 3, LSU-Eunice (52-4, No. 3 seed) vs. East Central (31-15, No. 4 seed), Field 4, 4 p.m.

Friday's games

Game 4, Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, Field 4, noon

Game 5, Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3, Field 1, noon

Game 6, Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, Field 2, noon

Game 7, Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, Field 2, 2:30 p.m.

Game 8, Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 6, Field 4, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday's games

Game 9, Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, Field 2, 10 a.m.

Game 10, Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, Field 2, noon

Game 11, Winner 10 vs. Loser Game 10 (if first loss), Field 2, 3 p.m.

 

If 5 teams remain after Game 6; 2 teams remain after Game 9

Friday's games

Game 7, Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, Field 2, 2:30 p.m.

Game 8, Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4, Field 1, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday's games

Game 9, Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 6, Field 2, 10 a.m.

Game 10, Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, Field 2, noon

Game 11, Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10 (if first loss), Field 2, 3 p.m.

 

If 5 teams remain after Game 6 and 3 teams remain after Game 9

Friday's games

Game 7, Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, Field 2, 2:30 p.m.

Game 8, Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4, Field 1, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday's games

Game 9, Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 6, Field 2, 10 a.m.

Game 10, Loser Game 9 vs. Winner Game 8, Field 2, noon

Game 11, Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 9, 3 p.m.

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