LUBBOCK - The 2014 NJCAA Region 5 Men's and Women's basketball tournaments will be held at the Lubbock Christian University Rip Griffin Center March 5-8, pitting the top four teams from Region 5's Western Junior College Athletic Conference and North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference.
By Kevin Cushingberry Jr., Editor in Chief
Ricardo Artis had never played on a winning team. In fact, he hadn't played a single playoff game in his life.
The freshman forward signed with Eastfield six months ago in hopes of finally being a winner. Now, he can say he made the right decision.
Artis scored a team-high 19 points against Richland on Monday night, including 13 consecutive points in the second half, to help send the Harvesters to the national tournament. Eastfield defeated the Thunderducks 88-78 to clinch the Region V title for the second straight year.
LEVELLAND – The Western Junior College Athletic Conference now has a full-time commissioner and that person is former South Plains College Lady Texan basketball coach Lyndon Hardin, who will begin his duties March 1, 2014.
"The conference is very fortunate to find a person with the experience and reputation that Mr. Hardin brings," said Dr. Greg Williams, president of Odessa College and current president of the WJCAC. "The full-time commissioner is the next step in the evolution of the WJCAC, and we are proud to introduce Lyndon Hardin as the first full-time commissioner for the Western Junior College Athletic Conference."