Meridian Star

October 26, 2012

East Central to showcase basketball squads at ‘Haunted House of Hoops’

from school reports
The Meridian Star

DECATUR —     A preview of East Central Community College’s basketball talent for the 2012-13 campaign will be available Tuesday when the annual “Haunted House of Hoops” is held at 6 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.

    Brief scrimmages by the ECCC women and men will highlight the event, which also includes a 3-point shooting contest.

    Team members will be introduced by their respective head coaches, first-year head mentor Crandal Porter, who takes over the women after a successful tenure coaching girls and boys at Newton High School, and Maurice Bowie, who begins his seventh year at the of the East Central men.

    The East Central teams begin season action by traveling to Coahoma Community College on Thursday. The home opener is scheduled Nov. 12 with Holmes Community College. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m. in


    Entertainment for the “Haunted House of Hoops” will be provided by the Centralettes, the dance line for the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band; the Wall O’ Sound Drum Line; and cheerleading squad.

    “Trick or treat” candy will be available for youngsters and a costume contest will be held for EC students.

    There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.