Fillies Secure Big Win at Paris and Preparing for the Playoffs
The Panola Fillies are confident going into the Region XIV Basketball Tournament in Tyler next week. The Fillies have won 5 of their last 7 games, 4 of those games were on the road, and have secured at least the 6th seed in the Tournament Bracket with a chance to jump to the 5th spot with a Kilgore loss on Saturday.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the Fillies basketball team went into the last game of the year needing a win to secure the 6th seed in the Conference Tournament next week and that they did. The Fillies beat the Lady Dragons 56-50 to secure the 6th place. The Fillies also got unexpected help last night from Tyler Jr. College. TJC, struggling this year and needing a win against 5th place Kilgore to stay mathematically eligible for the playoffs, beat Kilgore 58-56. This may allow the Fillies to jump another spot in the rankings to fifth place behind Trinity Valley, Blinn, Angelina, and Jacksonville if Kilgore loses to #3 Angelina on Saturday.
The Fillies who have a bye on Saturday, will now prepare for the Region XIV Basketball Championship Tournament hosted by UT-Tyler at the Patriot Center March 5-9. Unofficially, if the Fillies finish 5th, they will play Jacksonville College at 3 p.m. on Wednesday March 6 in the first round of the tournament. If Kilgore wins on Saturday, the Fillies will be in the #6 spot and will take on Angelina at 8 p.m. on March 6.