ECCC squads drop decisions at Pearl River

East Central Community College’s basketball squads completed 2013 competition by falling to Pearl River Community College in MACJC South Division action Monday, Dec. 9 in Poplarville.

The Lady Warriors were clipped 67-58 and fell to 5-5 overall and 0-2 in league play under second-year head coach Crandal Porter.

The Warriors were outscored 70-53 and dropped to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the division under first-year head coach Robert Thompson.

Lady Warrior point makers were Jaleshia Jones of Wayne County, 14; Tynika Bender of Newton, 10; Tanihhija Hughes of Forest and Ty-neisha Mickens of Noxubee County, nine each; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, six; Shamiya Evans of Lake, Andreka Harper of Forest and Haley Watkins of Scott Central, three each; and Whitney Williams, a product of Percy L. Julian High School in Chicago, one. Mickens led in rebounds with seven.

Shanta’ Echols poured in 23 points to lead the Lady Wildcats, who improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in division play.

EC trailed 24-19 at the break.

In the men’s contest, Quinton Campbell was top Warrior scorer with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Campbell is a product of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile.

Other EC scorers were Jacques Johnson of Jackson Provine, 12; Michael Matlock of Terry, seven; Terrance Mujahid of Westwood HS in Memphis and Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, six each; and Terry Carter of Louisville, four.

Lester Crosby pumped in 20 points to lead the Wildcats who improved to 9-0 and 2-0.

Pearl River held a 33-31 advantage at halftime.

ECCC squads return to action Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, by hosting rival East Mississippi Community College. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.

ECCC Warriors Clip MCC in Division Opener; Lady Warriors Fall

Jacques Johnson poured in 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in helping lead East Central Community College’s Warriors to a 71-69 victory over Meridian Community College Thursday, Dec. 5 at Graham Gymnasium on the MCC campus.

With the win, East Central improved to 5-4 overall and 1-0 in the MACJC South Division under first-year head coach Robert Thompson.

Johnson is a sophomore guard/forward and product of Provine High School in Jackson.

Other scorers were Quinton Campbell of Mary G. Montgomery HS in Mobile, 16; Terrance Mujahid of Westwood HS in Memphis, 14; Demarkus Jones of Terry, 10; and Michael Matlock of West Point and Desmond Morgan of Morton, three each.

Campbell led in rebounds with 12 and Mujahid contributed 10 boards.

Will Sherriff had 18 points for MCC, which dropped to 1-6 and 0-1.

EC trailed 44-43 at the break.

In the women’s contest, EC was no match for the Lady Eagles who cruised to a 92-65 victory.

Jaleisha Jones pumped in 23 points and hauled in 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Warriors, who fell to 5-4 overall and 0-1 in league play under second-year head mentor Crandal Porter.

Jones is a freshman forward from Wayne County High School in Waynesboro.

Also scoring were Ty-neisha Mickens of Noxubee County, 14; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, 10; Keoceania Yarbrough of Louisville, seven; Tynika Bender of Newton, six; and Andreka Harper, three, and Tanihhija Hughes, two, both of Forest.

Kristen Sampson tallied 20 points for the Lady Eagles, who improved to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in division competition.

The Lady Warriors trailed 46-29 at the break.

ECCC squads travel to division foe Pearl River Community College Monday, Dec. 9, to conclude 2013 competition. Game times are 5 and 7 p.m. on the Poplarville campus.