Pearl River enters Region 23 Tournament Thursday at Traceway Park in Clinton

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POPLARVILLE Pearl River Lady Wildcats, No. 3 finishers in last week MACJC State Tournament in Perkinston, enter Thursday through Saturday Region 23 Tournament at Traceway Park in Clinton. Fifth-seeded PRCC will open its play in the double-elimination tournament against fourth-seeded Jones County at 4 p.m. Thursday. The top two finishers in the tournament earn berths in the NJCAA National Tournament set for May 12-14 in Normal, Ill. Here is a breakdown of the tournament bracket:THURSDAYGAME ONE: 4 p.m. (Field 1), No. 4 Jones County (33-13) vs. No. 5 Pearl River (21-21).GAME TWO: 4 p.m. (Field 2), No. 3 LSU-Eunice (48-9) vs. No. 6 East Mississippi (23-21).GAME THREE: 6 p.m. (Field 1), No. 1 East Central (32-11) vs. Game One winner.GAME FOUR: 6 p.m. (Field 2), No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast (34-11) vs. Game Two winner.FRIDAYGAME FIVE: 12 noon (Field 1), Game One loser vs. Game Four loser.GAME SIX: 12 noon (Field 2), Game Two loser vs. Game Three loser.GAME SEVEN: 2 p.m. (Field 1), Game Three winner vs. Game Four winner.GAME EIGHT: 2 p.m. (Field 2), Game Five winner vs. Game Six winner.GAME NINE: 4 p.m. (Field 1), Game Seven loser vs. Game Eight winner.SATURDAYGAME TEN: Championship Game(s), 2 p.m. (Field 1), Game Seven winner vs. Game Nine winner. An 11th game will be played immediately following Game Ten if the loser of Game 10 is the team first loss.