Pearl River women, men eye Region 23 Tournament play starting Wednesday in Clinton

POPLARVILLE --- Three NJCAA National Tournament berths are on the line this week when Mississippi College in Clinton plays host to the women’s and men’s 2014 Region 23 Basketball Tournament in A.E. Wood Coliseum.
Eight women’s and eight men’s squads will provide the hoops action with the women’s title bout contenders grabbing two national berths, while the regional men’s champ will earn a berth. That scenario changes annually, as next year the men’s top two finishers will snag two national berths to the women’s one.
            Women’s quarter-final action gets underway Wednesday, while men’s quarter-finals start Thursday --- setting the stage for Friday’s semi-final rounds and Saturday’s championship games.
            PRCC’s women grabbed the Miss. No. 4 seed, while its men are seeded No. 6.
            Here is a breakdown of the tournament brackets:
WEDNESDAY / WOMEN QUARTER-FINALS
12:00 P.M.: Miss. No. 1 Jones County (19-7) vs. Region No. 7 Copiah-Lincoln (16-7).
2:00 P.M.: Miss. No. 3 Meridian (18-6) vs. Region No. 5 Baton Rouge (21-6).
6:00 P.M.: Miss. No. 2 Southwest Miss. (19-7) vs. Region No. 6 East Miss. (16-8).
8:00 P.M.: Region No. 1 LSU-Eunice (26-3) vs. Miss. No. 4 Pearl River (16-7).
 
THURSDAY / MEN QUARTER-FINALS
12:00 P.M.: No. 1 Jones County (19-5) vs. No. 8 Southwest Miss. (12-12).
2:00 P.M.: No. 4 Miss. Gulf Coast (19-6) vs. No. 4 East Miss. (19-6).
6:00 P.M.: No. 2 Itawamba (17-9) vs. No. 7 Northwest Miss. (12-10).
8:00 P.M.: No. 3 Southern-Shreveport (15-6) vs. No. 6 Pearl River (16-7).
 
FRIDAY / WOMEN’S & MEN’S SEMI-FINALS
1:00 P.M.: Women – Jones-Co-Lin winner vs. Baton Rouge-Meridian winner.
2:00 P.M.: Women – Southwest-East Miss. winner vs. LSU-E-Pearl River winner.
6:00 P.M.: Men – Jones-Southwest winner vs. Gulf Coast-East Miss. winner.
8:00 P.M.: Men – Southern-Shreveport-Pearl River winner vs. Itawamba-Northwest winner.
 
SATURDAY
6:00 P.M.: Women’s championship game.
8:00 P.M.: Men’s championship game.
 

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