ECCC Basketball Teams Set for Region 23 Tournament

ECCC Basketball Teams Set for Region 23 Tournament

The East Central Community College men's and women's basketball teams both earned invitations to the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament to be played March 5-9 at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus in Clinton.

The East Central men, with a 13-11 record, will be the No. 8 seed and face top-seeded Jones College in a first-round game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Jones (20-6) was the MACJC South Division regular season champion and advanced to the finals of the 2019 MACJC State Tournament before falling to East Mississippi 61-58.

Other men's teams in the tournament include East Mississippi, Holmes, Gulf Coast, Northeast, Pearl River, and Southern University-Shreveport (La.).

The East Central men also competed in the MACJC State Basketball Tournament in Ellisville, falling in the first round to East Mississippi 90-73.

The ECCC Lady Warriors, with an 18-5 overall record, will be the No. 6 seed and play No. 3 seeded Itawamba Community College in a first-round game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. Itawamba (20-4) was the MACJC North Division regular season champion and advanced to the second round of the 2019 MACJC State Tournament before falling to Copiah-Lincoln 57-55.

Other women's teams in the tournament include Copiah-Lincoln, Jones, LSU-Eunice (La.), Gulf Coast, Northeast, and Pearl River.