Bulletin Staff Report

The community is invited to join the send-offs this morning for both the Howard Payne University menís and womenís basketball teams as they head for their respective American Southwest Conference tournaments.

University officials said the menís team will leave for Belton at 8:30 a.m., and the womenís team will leave for Tyler at 9 a.m. Both send-offs will be from the Packer Building parking lot off Fisk Avenue.

The HPU Yellow Jackets earned the fourth seed in the ASC West Division with an 11-10 conference record, and will challenge East champion Mississippi College at noon Friday in Belton.

The HPU Lady Jackets ended the regular season Saturday as West Division ASC champions with a record-setting 25-0 season and ranked No. 2 in the nation in NCAA Division III. The team will face East Division No. 4 seed Louisiana College at noon Friday.