East Central Community College, the South #3 seed, and East Mississippi Community College, which qualified as the North #2 seed, will battle at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in one of four quarterfinal matchups of the single elimination tournament.
The Lady Diamond Warriors completed the regular season with a 14-10 league mark and went 30-14 overall under first-year head coach Kristin Chaney. The Lady Lions posted a 17-7 division record and were 24-18 overall.
In other first-round competition, North #3 seed Holmes (19-25, 15-9) and South #2 seed Jones County (36-6, 19-5) meet at noon; South # 4 seed Pearl River (24-20, 13-11) battles North #1 seed Itawamba (31-12-1, 18-6) at 2 p.m.; and North #4 seed Northeast (23-14-1, 15-9) takes on South #1 seed MS Gulf Coast (31-8, 20-4) at 6 p.m.
Semifinals are scheduled at noon and 2 p.m. Friday, May 3.
The state championship contest is set for 5 p.m. Friday, May 3.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students per day.
All games will be video streamed the MS Gulf Coast Community College Web site, www.mgcccbulldogs.com.