TYLER - There's been a lot of talk this week about football games between two East Texas rivals. But the regional matchups aren't just limited to the football field.

On Wednesday night, both TJC basketball teams hosted Jacksonville College in a pair of important games.

The women were up first and this game was close for awhile. TJC led in the 3rd quarter, but Jacksonville took over late and they pulled away to get the 70-58 win.

Then the men hit the court and the storyline was similar. It was a close game at the half as TJC only led by 4. But in the 2nd half, the Apaches blew the game open. They outscored the Jaguars by 27 points after the break and TJC picks up a big win, beating Jacksonville 79-48.

The TJC women will be back on the court Saturday when they play Bossier Parrish CC. The men now have a long holiday break before their next game on New Year's Eve against Houston Community College.