Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 3, 2013

Jaguars and Lady Jaguars to play at home tonight

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Forget about football, fireworks and fried turkey because its basketball time in Jacksonville once again.

The Jacksonville College Jaguars and Lady Jaguars will lift the curtain on the 2013 portion of their respective campaigns tonight with a doubleheader that is on tap for the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

The Jags (9-4) will play the East Texas Flight travel team at 7:30 p.m., with the Lady Jags scheduled to start things off at 5:30 p.m. with a battle against the Shreveport Sting, also a travel team.

The JC ladies will bring a 6-7 record into tonight's affair.

Tonight's contests will serve as the only prep games for the Jags and Lady Jags as Region XIV play picks back up on Saturday when both of the JC clubs are scheduled to travel to Carthage to play teams from Panola College.

The women's encounter will start things off at 4 p.m., followed by the men's game at 6 p.m.

In other Region XIV games scheduled for this evening, Kilgore will be playing an opponent to be determined in its own Ozarka Lady Ranger Classic while Panola hosts Baton Rouge (La.) Community College, also on the women's side.

Three men's games are also slated for tonight.

Paris will take on Barton County (Kansas) in the Neosho (Kan.) Classic, Navarro visits Ranger and Blinn has a home date with Lone Star College-Cy Fair.