One year after Bo Wallace turned one productive season at the helms of the East Mississippi Community College offense into a Division I scholarship, Quez Johnson did likewise.
Johnson, a redshirt freshman from Starkville, committed to Florida Atlantic on Monday according to recruiting websites scout.com and rivals.com.
In his lone season as the Lions’ quarterback, Johnson completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 2,846 yards and 27 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. Johnson also rushed for 540 yards and 12 touchdowns as he guided the defending national champions to an 8-0 start before EMCC dropped its final two games.
— from staff reports
Lamar girls 54
Newton Co. Aca. 30
The Raiders raced out to a 21-4 lead after the first quarter and cruised from there as Olivia Mabry poured in 20 points. Allie Shirley added 16.
The 7-1 Raiders host Kemper Academy today.
— Jamie Wachter
NE Lauderdale 45
Morton girls 28
The Trojans won their opener in the East Central Classic on Monday, advancing to a matchup today with second-seeded Forest.
Tarmacia Mack led Northeast, which after scoring only seven points in the first quarter poured in 17 in the second, with 14 points. Shaqunta McDonald added 13, while Brittney Williams and Dana Logan each chipped in with six.
— Jamie Wachter
East Miss. men 87
Georgia Highlands 77
ROME, Ga. — Jarekious Bradley, the NJCAA’s leading scorer, pumped in a game-high 32 points to lead the 26th-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College to an 87-77 road win against Georgia Highlands College.
Entering the contest averaging 30 points per game, Bradley tallied 21 of his 32 points in the opening 20 minutes of play to stake the visitors to a 45-40 halftime lead. The sophomore transfer from Midland College in Texas posted his third straight 30-point effort.
The Lions, now 3-1 on the year, built their lead to double digits six minutes into the second half and never relinquished control of the contest the remainder of the way. Freshman guard Jacolby Mobley added a season-high 25 points.
— from school reports