Unfortunately, the third time was not the charm for the Tyler Junior College menís basketball team Saturday night, as they fell to Navarro 69-59 in the quarterfinal round of the Region 14 Tournament at UT Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center. The loss to the Bulldogs is the third on the season for TJC and ends their year with a 18-11 mark. With the win, Navarro moves on to Sundayís semi-final round where they will take 11th seeded Lee College and look to advance to their fourth straight Conference Championship game.
Malcolm Moore led the Apaches in the loss with 24 points and eight rebounds, but was the only TJC player in double figures. Shooting woes hampered the Apaches all night, as they shot a mere 33 per-cent for the game.
In other quarterfinal round action on Saturday, top seeded Paris cruised past Jacksonville 70-52 and Trinity Valley escaped Lamar St. 73-67. Those two teams will face off on Sunday at 6pm with a trip to the title game on the line.