PJC Dragons, Lady Dragons host Jacksonville tonight in basketball doubleheader

NJCAA-logo-300x285Paris Junior College will entertain Jacksonville College in a basketball doubleheader at the Hunt Center tonight.

Coach Michael Madrid’s Lady Dragons (7-8 for the season, 1-2 in Region 14 play) will play the Lady Jaguars (7-6, 1-1) at 5:30 p.m., followed by Coach Chuck Taylor’s Dragons (10-4, 3-1) against the Jaguars (6-9, 1-4) at 7:30 p.m.

“We’d sure like to have a good crowd out there to cheer us on,” Taylor said, noting it’s his team’s first game on the PJC campus in late November. After about three weeks off between semesters, the Dragons resumed play with easy wins last week over Angelina (88-77) and Coastal Bend (76-50).

Here’s the schedule for junior college basketball across Texas tonight:


Region 14:

Jacksonville (7-6, 1-1) at Paris (7-8, 1-2), 5:30 p.m.

Blinn (12-2, 2-0) at Trinity Valley (15-1, 3-0), 5:30 p.m.

San Jacinto (2-11, 0-2) at Kilgore (7-5, 1-2), 5:30 p.m.

Angelina (5-9, 1-2) at Panola (8-6, 1-1), 5:30 p.m.

Coastal Bend (1-12) at Tyler (13-1, 3-0), 5:30 p.m.

 Region 5:

Frank Phillips vs. SW Texas JC

Temple vs. Victoria

Weatherford vs. East Texas Flyers



Region 14:

Jacksonville (6-9, 1-4) at Paris (10-4, 3-1), 7:30 p.m.

Coastal Bend (6-6, 0-5) at Tyler (9-4, 2-3), 6 p.m.

Navarro (10-5, 3-1) at Lamar State-Port Arthur (15-2, 4-1), 7 p.m.

Angelina (6-10, 0-5) at Bossier Parish (2-12, 1-4 ), 7 p.m.

Kilgore (13-0, 4-0) at San Jacinto (10-4, 2-2), 7:30 p.m.

Blinn (11-3, 2-2) at Trinity Valley (15-1, 5-0), 7:30 p.m.

Lee (6-5, 3-1) at Panola (8-7, 2-3), 7:30 p.m.

Region 5:

Temple vs. Victoria

Weatherford vs. East Texas Flyers

SW Christian vs. Eastfield

 By Charles Richards, eParisExtra


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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.