MACJC postseason basketball underway

MACJC postseason basketball underway
(Source: Josh Auzenne)

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) _ The opening round of the 2019 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ women’s basketball tournament got underway Monday afternoon.

Pearl River Community College, which had secured the fourth and final seed out of the South Division after a prolonged administrative discussion how to sort four, 9-5 teams into three postseason slots, was the first to exit.

The Lady Wildcats (16-8) fell 81-63 to the North Division’s top seed, Itawamba Community College (20-3) in the first of four games Monday at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

No. 13 Jones College (21-2), the top seed from the South, will take on the North’s fourth seed, Mississippi Delta Community College (7-14), at 5:30 p.m.

Monday’s schedule includes:

  •  Itawamba CC 81, Pearl River CC 63
  • 3 p.m. _ North No. 3/East Mississippi CC (11-12) vs. South No. 2/Copiah Lincoln CC (18-5)
  • 5:30 p.m. _ North No. 4/Mississippi Delta CC (7-14) vs. South No. 1/Jones College (21-2)
  • 7:30 p.m. _ North No. 2/Northeast Mississippi CC (15-7) vs. South No. 3/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (13-8)

The women’s semifinals are set for Wednesday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., the MACJC championship game set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The four-game, opening round of the 2019 MACJC’s men’s basketball tournament will tip Tuesday at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

No. 16 Pearl River Community College (21-2), whic shared the South Division championship with Jones College at 12-2, but lost the top seed on a tiebreaker, will open the tournament at 1 p.m. against the North’s No. 3 seed, Holmes Community College (15-8).

Host Jones College (18-5), the top seed from the South, will take on the North Division’s fourth seed, Mississippi Delta Community College (10-13), at 5:30 p.m. Tuesady.

Tuesday’s schedule includes:

  • 1 p.m. _ North No. 3/Holmes CC (15-8) vs. South No. 2/Pearl River CC (21-2)
  • 3 p.m. _ North No. 1/East Mississippi CC (16-2) vs. South No. 4/East Central CC (13-10)
  • 5:30 p.m. _ North No. 4/Mississippi Delta CC (10-13) vs. South No. 1/Jones College (18-5)
  • 7:30 p.m. _ North No. 2/Northeast Mississippi CC (18-5) vs. South No. 3/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (19-4)

The men’s semifinals are set for Wednesday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the MACJC championship game set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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