PONIES PICKED TO FINISH SECOND IN REGION XIV BASKETBALL
Basketball season is right around the corner for Panola College and the NJCAA. The Panola Ponies are coming off the first 24 win season in the school history under first year head coach Grant McMillan. Last year Coach McMillan took a program that had finished last in the Region XIV Athletic Conference for three years in a row to a second place finish in the Region XIV Athletic Conference Tournament. This year Coach McMillan and the Panola Ponies have earned the respect from around the league as they were selected to finish second in the pre-season poll that came out on Monday at the Region XIV Media Day.
Trinity Valley Community College is the top pick in the women’s league, by the league’s coaches, followed by Tyler with 91 points, 3 Blinn with 89 points, 4 San Jacinto with 88, 5 Angelina (64); 6, Kilgore (54); 7, Bossier Parish (48); 8, Panola (39); 9, Jacksonville (32); 10, Paris (25); and 11, Coastal Bend (20).
The Ponies travel this weekend to complete the preseason scrimmages at LSU - Alexandria on Saturday and will open up the regular season at home on November 5 at 5 p.m. against Louisiana Christian. The Fillies round out their October scrimmages this Thursday on Oct. 20 at home against Southern Arkansas University at 4 p.m. then on the road at ETBU in Marshall on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The Fillies open up their season with the Panola College Classic beginning on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.