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Posted here are the final expanded 2019-2020 men's basketball standings and team-by-team schedules with results from Region XIV and Region V. The expanded standings, available in printable PDF form, cover Region XIV's East and South Zones, as well as Region V's Northern Texas and Western Junior College Athletic Conferences. The team-by-team schedules for both regions print out in 12 pages.   PRINTABLE PDF LINKS:   Exp Reg XIV and V MBB Standings 2019-2020.xlsx ((March 2)   2019-2020 Region XIV and V MBB Team by Team Schedules.xlsx (March 2)...

Seedings and first-round pairings for next week's Region XIV Basketball Tournament were completed after Saturday's final regular-season games. Navarro, as East Zone runner-up, earned the No. 3 seed via tiebreaker. ____ MEN'S TOURNAMENT SEEDING 1. Tyler 2. Angelina 3. Navarro 4. Blinn 5. Bossier Parish 6. Kilgore 7. TVCC 8. Panola 9. Jacksonville 10. Lamar State-Port Arthur 11. Lee 12. Coastal Bend _____ Tournament Schedule Men’s First Round Games - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Game 1 – 1 pm – #8 Panola (19-11) vs. #9 Jacksonville (16-12) Game 2 – 3 pm – #5 Bossier Parish (20-10) vs. #12 Coastal Bend (11-18) Game 3 – 6 pm – #7 TVCC (18-12) vs. #10 Lamar State-Port Arthur (14-16) Game 4 – 8 pm – #6 Kilgore (21-8) vs. #11 Lee (16-14) ___ Women’s Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Game 5 – 1 pm - #1 TVCC (29-1) vs. #8 Jacksonville (8-21) Game 6 – 3 pm - #4 Tyler (22-8) vs. #5 Kilgore (21-8) Game 7 – 6 pm - #2 Blinn (24-6) vs #7 Paris (11-17) Game 8 – 8 pm - #3 Panola (16-12) vs. #6 Angelina (17-12) ___ Men’s Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 5, 2020 Game 9 – 1 pm – #1 Tyler (25-2) vs. Panola-Jacksonville Winner Game 10 – 3 pm – #4 Blinn (21-9) vs. BPCC-Coastal Bend Winner Game 11 – 6 pm – #2 Angelina (21-9) vs....

By MIKE MONTFORT Better late than never. Transportation issues delayed the start of Saturday's game by two hours, but didn't stall Navarro's effort or winning gameplan Saturday as the Bulldogs defeated Panola 70-65. As a result, Navarro became East Zone runners-up and, via tiebreaker, earned the No. 3 seed for the Region XIV Tournament at Shreveport, La., next week. With the tournament's third seed in hand, Navarro (18-12/12-7) draws a first-round bye and advances into a Thursday quarterfinal matchup against the Kilgore-Lee winner. Five players hit double figures as head coach Grant McMillan's club completed a season sweep of Panola by defeating the Ponies at Arthur Johnson Gym in Carthage. Akol Mawein led the way with 15 points, while German Kasanzi came off the bench to contribute 14. Ed Manuel produced 13 points and eight rebounds, while Brian Washington fashioned his sixth double-double of the season. Washington's line was 10 points from 4-of-8 shooting, with 13 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a blocked shot. The Bulldogs led 37-26 at halftime, but coach Aaron Smith's Ponies barreled back to take a 58-56 lead during the final 20 minutes. Panola hit only 33 percent from the floor, including 9-of-34 three-pointers. _____ SCORE BY HALVES: Navarro...

KILGORE -- The wild chase for the best finish in the East Zone officially began Saturday. Navarro completed a crucial season sweep of Kilgore that catapulted the Bulldogs into second place as five teams wage head-to-head battle in the final week of the regular season to decide matters. Up for grabs is the East Zone runner-up spot that carries with it a tournament Top 4 seed and a first-round bye. The Bulldogs can grab it with a 2-0 week. German Kasanzi poured in a 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting and Akol Mawein added 16 as the Bulldogs (17-11/16-6) used overtime to defeat the Rangers (20-8/11-7), 75-70. Dravon Clayborn added 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Bulldogs, which led early by as many as 14 points. Tyrese Patterson added 12 points from 5-of-9 shooting, cleared five rebounds, dished out two assists and made four steals. Navarro handed Kilgore its first homecourt loss of the season and spoiled the Rangers' 'Sophomore Day' activities. The teams battled to a 58-58 regulation tie after Navarro led 29-20 at half. ___ Here's what the standings and schedules look like going to the final week: Current East Zone Standings: Games Remaining Team..Conf / All Tyler (16-1)/(24-1) ** No. 1 East ** hosts...

Updated, expanded standing for Region XIV and Region V men's basketball, as well as team-by-team results are posted here with links to links to printable PDF forms. The update is complete through games of Saturday, Feb. 8. Games of significance are scheduled in both regions this week.  In Region XIV, zone leaders Tyler and Angelina clash Wednesday in Lufkin.  Coach Mike Marquis' TJC Apaches carry a four-game lead in the East over Navarro, Kilgore and Panola; meanwhile, coach Nick Wade's Roadrunners hold a four-and-one-half game advantage in the South over runner-up Lamar State-Port Arthur. Despite the gaps, top two seeds from each zone earn first-round byes in the Region XIV Tournament at Centenary's Gold Dome in March, so the stakes remain high as teams for the stretch run. TVCC has a critical week, playing Panola on Wednesday at Carthage and returning home to face Kilgore at Cardinal Gym. Navarro's lone game this week is Wednesday's home matchu with the Bossier Parish Cavaliers. Region V's top bill may be Thursday's women's and men's doubleheader in Hobbs, NM, at the Caster Activity Center, where South Plains and the third-place New Mexico JC Thunderbirds collide.  SPC is coming off an 84-79 win over Clarendon that put the Texans and...