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The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team — Top row (left to right): Head coach Sean LeBeauf, manager Kamiqua McDonald, Brea Castro-Gambrell, Adrienne Small, Voche’ Martin, Karmyn Jackson, Ashley Johnson, Kardriunna Young, assistant coach Shakira Nettles. Bottom row: Rickeya Williams, Lea Holt, De’Ottia Robinson, Shanice Hill, Kelsei Ewings, Shanice Vaughan, Maeghan Scott. (PJC Photo)
By CHARLES RICHARDS
The men’s and women’s basketball teams from Paris Junior College are in the metroplex this weekend for scrimmages against other junior college teams as they continue their preparations for the official start of the season in November.
The Dragons of coach Chuck Taylor are one of six teams in Lancaster on Saturday for the Cedar Valley Elite Jamboree. The other teams in the field are host Cedar Valley College, McLennan College, Mountain View College, Jarvis Christian College, and Jacksonville College.
The Dragons will play Cedar Valley at 10 a.m. and Jarvis Christian at 1 p.m. PJC’s men opened exhibition play last weekend at Frisco, beating Pratt, Kan., tying Missouri-Western Plains, and losing to Redlands, Okla.
The Dragons will go to Richardson on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to scrimmage Richland College, coached by former PJC head coach Bill Foy; and to Commerce on Saturday, Oct. 29, to scrimmage Texas A&M-Commerce.
The Lady Dragons of coach Sean LeBeauf will join four other Region 14 Conference teams and 19 other junior colleges in the Women’s JUCO Showcase at Frisco on Friday, and all nine of the conference’s women teams are in a 50-team field in the SAWBC Super Scrimmage at Carrollton on Saturday.
PJC’s women will start and end their exhibition play this weekend with three scrimmages on Friday and three scrimmages on Saturday. Five of the six contests are from teams in Region 5 (North Texas and West Texas).
The Lady Dragons’ scrimmages on Friday at Frisco are at 11 a.m. vs. Northern Oklahoma-Enid, at 2 p.m. vs. Howard College, and at 5 p.m. vs. Weatherford College. On Saturday at Carrollton, the PJC women scrimmage Ranger College at 9 a.m., Frank Phillips College at 11:20 a.m., and Southwestern Christian College at 1:40 p.m.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will open the season at the Hunt Center on the PJC campus on Saturday, Nov. 3, against Murray State. The Lady Dragons will play at 4 p.m. and the Dragons at 6 p.m.