PJC basketball update: Women play Tyler at 2 p.m., but men’s 4 p.m. game with San Jac is off

Paris Dragons logoThe women’s game between the women’s basketball teams of Paris Junior College and Tyler Junior College will be played as scheduled at 2 p.m. today at the Hunt Center on the PJC campus, Lady Dragons head coach Michael Madrid confirmed this morning.

But the men’s game between PJC and San Jacinto College, scheduled for the Hunt Center at 4 p.m., is off. It has been postponed because of the icy conditions.

“It’s just a 90-minute drive from Tyler, but it’s six hours from San Jacinto,” Paris Dragons head coach Chuck Taylor said at 8 a.m. today.

No decision has been made on when to reschedule the game, but it probably will be on a Monday night in the second half of the season. The Dragons already have one makeup game scheduled, for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in Beeville, because a city-wide water outage resulted in Wednesday’s game against Coastal Bend not being played.

Those makeup games result in three games being played in five days — a Saturday game followed by a Monday game followed by a Wednesday. Now, the Dragons are looking at two such situations in the January-February period.

 

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.