Reigning champs move to Region 23 semifinals with win

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CLINTON – Four players scored in double figures Wednesday, helping the Northeast Tigers to a 70-64 victory over East Central in quarterfinal action of the Region 23 Tournament at Mississippi College.

The Tigers (20-7), the defending tournament champions, were led in scoring by Leroy Buchanan (Madison Central) with 17 points, while Kendall Stafford (Corinth) followed with 16.

Northeast jumps back into play today, facing Gulf Coast at 5:30 p.m. in semifinal action.

The Northeast and Itawamba women also play today. Northeast has Hinds at 1 p.m., while ICC faces Jones at 3 p.m.

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