The fifth-ranked Cardinals will head into the Region XIV Tournament this week with a full head of steam after a 76-69 win Saturday against Kilgore at Masters Gymnasium.
The win was the 10th straight for the Cardinals, who improved to 27-3 overall and finished conference 18-1.
The Cardinals take the No. 1 seed into the regional tournament March 6-10 in Jacksonville. They will take on the Bossier Parish-Kilgore winner at 1 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals.
The win was the Cardinals' 84th in their last 95 conference games. They have won/shared the title four of the last five years.
The Cardinals rallied in the second half to turn back Kilgore, which led 44-40 at the half.
Wendell Mitchell tossed in 19 points to lead the Cardinals, also dishing out seven assists.
The Cardinals were 30-of-34 from the free throw line with Mitchell and Phillips hitting nine each.