Local basketball fanatics can get their first fix of 2014 tonight when the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars and Jaguars return to the court, following the holiday break.
The women will take on the East Texas Lady Flight travel team at 5:30 p.m. at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse, with the men to battle the Flight around 7:30 p.m.
Head coach Leasa Ailshie's bunch will be looking to build on the momentum that they established by defeating Bossier parish (La.) Community College on the road in their last game, which took place on Dec. 7, 2013.
The Lady Jags will carry a 7-6 worksheet into tonight's contest.
The youthful Jags, coached by Jody Bailey, are 4-9 on the year (0-4 in Region XIV) and will be looking to put to rest a four-game losing skid that begin on Nov. 26.
The JC guys last saw action on Dec. 13, when they fell in a Region XIV game against Trinity Valley Community College. That tilt took place in Athens.
The Jags will resume conference play at 4 p.m. Saturday by hosting Panola College (8-6, 2-2).
Beginning this evening, four of the Jags' next-five games will be played in Jacksonville.