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Keyara Jones of Heidelberg (right) takes a spill in Thursday’s championship game vs. Co-Lin.

The Jones College basketball teams will continue postseason play next week.

The Bobcats will be competing in the Region 23 Tournament in the A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.

The MACJC champion and 13th-ranked Lady Bobcats of head coach Missy Bilderback will play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday vs. Northeast Mississippi.

Head coach Randy Bolden’s Bobcats will play East Central at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

Semifinal games are slated for Thursday and championship games are on March 8.

All games involving Jones teams will air on www.jcjc.tv.

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The Lady Bobcats, 24-2, will be vying for their third consecutive region title. Northeast is 15-8 on the season.  

Jones is coming off a 58-52 win over Copiah-Lincoln in the MACJC title game.

In other Tuesday first round games, Itawamba, 20-4, faces East Central, 18-5, at 7 p.m., Copiah-Lincoln, 20-6, plays Pearl River, 16-8, at 1 p.m. and Mississippi Gulf Coast, 14-9, meets LSU-Eunice, 18-3, at 3 p.m.

The Jones/Northeast winner meets the Itawamba/East Central winner at 3 p.m. Thursday and the MGCCC/LSU-Eunice winner plays the Co-Lin/Pearl River winner at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The championship game is at 5 p.m. on March 8.

The winner of the region tournament advances to the NJCAA Division I Tournament March 18-23 in Lubbock, Texas.

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The Bobcats, 20-6, will be trying to rebound from a tough, 61-58 loss to East Mississippi in the MACJC title Game. East Central is 13-11 and split a pair of overtime games with the Bobcats during the regular season.

In other first-round games on Wednesday, No. 15 Pearl River, 22-3, meets Northeast, 19-6, at 5 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast, 19-5, faces Southern-Shreveport at 1 p.m. and East Mississippi, 19-7, plays Holmes, 15-9, at 3 p.m. 

In the semifinals on Thursday, the Jones/East Central winner plays the Pearl River/Northeast winner at 7 p.m. and the MGCCC/Southern-Shreveport winner faces the East Mississippi/Holmes winner at 5 p.m.

The championship game will be at 7 p.m. on March 8.

The winner of the region tournament will go to the NJCAA Division I Tournament March 18-23 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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