Meridian Star


January 21, 2014

Area sports roundup: 01/22/14

Meridian CC men 71

Pearl River  70

    Sophomore guard Corey Brister drained a three-point basket as time expired to send the Eagles into the win column with a 71-70 victory over Pearl River. MCC trailed PRCC 70-68 with just ten second remaining on the clock and MCC drove the length of the floor to try and set things up for the final shot.

    The Eagles were able to move the ball around to Brister in the far right corner with just under a second remaining in the game.

     Brister put the final shot of the game up in the air and the prayer was answered for the Eagles to defeat the Wildcats 71-70.

    Brister finished the game with a team-high 22 points and 18 of his points came from beyond the three-point line. Brandon Daniels scored 14 points in the victory for MCC, while former Meridian High star William Byrd added 10 points.

    MCC (2-11, 1-4) will return to action Thursday night at home against Mississippi Gulf Coast beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Meridian CC women 71

Pearl River 43

     Miaya Crowder dominated the night for the Lady Eagles with 22 points and seven rebounds. Victoria Stewart scored 13 points in the win, Kristen Sampson added 10 points.

    The MCC women improved to 12-2 and 4-1 in South Division play with the victory.

Copiah Lincoln CC men 73

East Central CC

    Jacquez Johnson led the Warriors with 18 points in defeat while Quinton Campbell had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Terrance Mujahid had 12 points for East Central

Copiah Lincoln women 82

East Central CC 73

    Jaleshia Jones led the Warriors in defeat with a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. Tynika Bender had 13 points and Tanihhija Hughes scored 11.

High School basketball

Quitman girls 55

Newton County 43

    Hannah Hampton led the Lady Panthers with 12 points and was followed by Jelisa Pearson with 11 points Shonte Hailes 10. Kaylin McCree had 18 points to lead Newton County, while Dalmerika King had 14.

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