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February 1, 2013

TVCC softball opens season Friday afternoon

ATHENS — The Lady Cardinals are scheduled to open the season Friday on the road against Grayson College. Doubleheader action starts at 1 p.m.

The first home game for the Lady Cardinals is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 6 against Hill College. Doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.

Other upcoming home games are scheduled Feb. 15 vs. Grayson, Feb. 16 vs. Grambling State and Feb. 18 vs. North Central Texas. Doubleheader action all three dates begin at 1 p.m.

The Lady Cardinals went 29-22-1 last year and were 17-7 in conference play, qualifying for the regional tournament for a second straight year.

The Lady Cardinals’ freshman-laden squad will be led by sophomores Lauren Webster, Candise Wise, Taylor Wilson, Chantelle Whitehead, Jazmine Hicks and Kim Lescheber.

Cardinals fall to Paris, 65-61

The Cardinals suffered a 65-61 loss to Paris on the road Wednesday night.

Paris led 29-22 at the half and held off the Cardinals down the stretch to preserve the win.

Octavius Ellis was the lone Cardinal scoring in double figures, tossing in 17.

Jarion Henry added eight for the Cardinals, followed by Tim Allen with seven and Jhaustin Thomas with six.

The loss dropped the Cardinals to 14-8 overall and 5-6 in the conference. Paris improved to 11-12 and 5-7.

The Cardinals are scheduled to return to home Saturday to face Bossier Parish in a 4 p.m. tipoff. Bossier Parish fell 60-54 to Tyler Wednesday night.

The Cardinals and Paris are scheduled to meet in a rematch at Cardinal Gym on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.

TVCC-Bossier Parish on KYYK Saturday

Saturday’s TVCC-Bossier Parish men’s basketball game will be broadcast by Palestine radio station KYYK (98.3 FM). It will also be streamed online at www.youreasttexas.com.

Game time Saturday is 4 p.m.

— TVCC Sports Information

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