PERKINSTON — No. 7 Mississippi Gulf Coast opens NJCAA Region 23 Tournament play a day earlier than expected this week.
The tournament will start Wednesday in Ellisville to offset expected bad weather Friday. The Lady Bulldogs (39-12) are the third seed in the event and will play No. 2-seed LSU-Eunice (46-10) at 4 p.m. LSU-Eunice is ranked fourth in the country.
The second game Wednesday pits No. 1 Jones County (47-2) against No. 6 Itawamba (39-12-1).
Two wins will qualify teams for the NJCAA Division II Tournament, which will be played May 17-20 in Clinton.
NJCAA Region 23 Tournament
Tournament seeds listed
Game 1: No. 3 Gulf Coast vs. No. 2 LSU-Eunice, 4 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Jones County vs. No. 4 Itawamba, 6 p.m.
Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3 p.m.
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 5 p.m.
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1 p.m.
Game 7: If necessary, 30 minutes later
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