Temple College’s surging basketball teams did nothing to slow their momentum in Tuesday night’s doubleheader at TC Gym.

Temple College sophomore guards R.J. Mason and Kedrian Johnson experienced the frustration of foul trouble in Tuesday evening’s early-season showdown with No. 15-ranked Navarro.

Mason, the Leopards’ point guard, went to the bench after being whistled for his second foul only 1:26 into the game and didn’t return to the floor until midway through the first half. Johnson, TC’s West Virginia-committed shooting guard, was assessed his fourth foul 4:19 into the second half and had to take a seat next to coach Kirby Johnson until just 4:49 remained.

Temple College’s season-opening basketball game Saturday afternoon against Mondello College was a fresh start for all the Leopards involved, but it was an even more special experience for sophomore point guard R.J. Mason.

Kirby Johnson is in good health and doesn’t have to retire. But entering his 33rd season as Temple College’s men’s basketball coach, Johnson, 65, believes the time is right to call it a career at season’s end. After all, the Temple native will have guided the Leopards for more than half his life.

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Temple Collage staved off one brush with elimination Friday but not a second, and the Lady Leopards’ thrilling reign as NJCAA Division I champions ended on Day 3 of the 2019 national tournament.

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Third-seeded Chipola (Fla.) scored at least two runs in three innings Thursday and defeated Temple College 7-3 in the second round of the NJCAA Division I softball national tournament.