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January 23, 2013

EMCC Lions claim fifth straight win

SCOOBA —      On the strength of 15 made 3-point baskets, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College claimed their fifth straight win with an 84-66 home triumph against rival Itawamba Community College on Tuesday night in MACJC North Division play. In the women's game, the visiting Indians posted a 65-45 victory against the Lions at Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.

     The hot-shooting EMCC Lions grabbed an early double-digit lead at 18-6 six minutes into the contest following consecutive baskets by sophomore Jarekious Bradley. Later in the half, Jacolby Mobley's four-point play at the 8:12 mark pushed the advantage to 20 points (32-12). In going up by as many as 25 points (47-22) late in the half, the Lions owned a 47-28 halftime lead.

     Settling for the convincing 18-point decision, the victory marked EMCC's 10th consecutive series win against Itawamba dating back to the 2008-09 season.

     Improving to 11-4 overall and remaining unbeaten in four division outings, the Lions were led by Mobley and Bradley with 25 and 21 points.

     ICC never trailed in the women’s contest. With the Indians owning a 31-21 halftime lead, the Lions battled to keep the margin within reach during the early portion of the second half.  Wilma Davis' 3-pointer made it a 12-point (46-34) contest with around 13 minutes remaining, but Itawamba answered with four straight baskets to increase its lead to 20 points.

     The EMCC women could only get as close as 15 points the rest of the way in falling to 3-12 overall and 1-3.  The Lions were led by freshmen Savannah Kimmons and Davis, with 13 and 12 points.

— from school reports

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