The Lamar County Trojans will play host to the Pike Pirates tonight in the first round of the Region 5AA basketball playoffs.Tipoff is at 7 p.m. at the LCCHS gym.The Trojans, coached by Kenny Walker, could use a postseason spark after struggling through a tough season. Lamar is 6-19 overall and 3-13 in region action.The Pirates have had an even poorer season. Coach Mark Andrews’ squad is 2-23 overall and 2-14 in region play.The teams split two regular season match-ups. Lamar won 55-32 on January 9 while Pike won 52-48 on February 3.The Lady Trojans, coached by Brandee Murrah, travel to Columbus for the first round of the tournament Tuesday, Feb. 17. They play Spencer at 4 p.m. A win would propel them to a second round matchup with Heard County at 7 p.m. Thursday in Manchester.The Lady Trojans are 6-19 overall and 4-12 in region play.Murrah reported her star, Timonica Holmes, was voted first team all-region. Amanda Moreland made the all-region honorable mention list.