The 10th-ranked Lady Cardinals closed the regular season in style over the weekend in the Border Classic at Laredo College. They went a perfect 4-0 to improve to 22-4 going into the Region XIV Tournament, scheduled Nov. 2-4 at Lee College in Baytown.
The Lady Cardinals posted wins against Universidad of Regiomontana (3-0), Victoria (3-0), Coast Bend (3-0) and Laredo (3-2).
For a second straight year, the Lady Cardinals went unbeaten (22-0) in non-conference. They were 24-0 last year.
The Lady Cardinals won 17 matches by 3-0 scores this season, having won 18 a year ago.
The Lady Cardinals will be the No. 3 East seed at the regional tournament, playing the No. 2 South seed in the opening round. Laredo finished second in the South Zone with a 5-2 mark. Blinn won the zone with a 7-0 mark.
The Cardinals return to action Saturday at home to face Navarro College in the final game of the regular season. Kickoff at Bruce Field is set for 3 p.m.
The Cardinals are 4-4 on the year and 3-3 in SWJCFC action. Navarro is 5-3 and 3-3.
Here are the conference standings going into Saturday's games:
Kilgore – 4-2
NEO – 4-2
TVCC – 3-3
Cisco – 3-3
Blinn – 3-3
Tyler – 3-3
Navarro – 3-3
NMMI – 1-5
Here is Saturday's schedule:
Navarro at TVCC
NEO at Cisco
NMMI at Blinn
Tyler at Kilgore
The top four teams advance to the SWJCFC regional semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Moonlight Madness is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Cardinal Gym. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).
Come out and support the Cardinal and Lady Card basketball teams as the players are introduced.
The Cardettes and Cheer are also scheduled to perform.
The event is free.