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November 27, 2012

Roundup — EMCC’s Johnson commits to FAU

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MERIDIAN — Georgia Highlands    58

East miss. women    42

    The Lions battled the Chargers tough throughout the first half and during the early portion of the second stanza. Down 31-26 at the half, the visitors cut the deficit to three points (35-32) on a pair of Nockeyia Qualls free throws five minutes into the second half.

    The GHC women responded with seven unanswered points before EMCC freshman post player Savannah Kimmons trimmed GHC’s lead to eight points (42-34) by scoring inside with 11:22 remaining. However, that was the only field goal the Lions would manage during a turnover-filled dry spell. During that time, the Chargers’ cushion ballooned to 19 points en route to posting their eighth victory of the year in as many outings.

    With four of their six losses coming to teams ranked nationally at some point this season, the EMCC women fell to 1-6 on the season. Freshman Takera Mitchell, of Wayne County, paced the visitors with 10 points.

— from school reports

NE Mississippi    79

Meridian women    62

    The Meridian Community College women were looking to continue their momentum on the road Monday night at Northeast Mississippi Community College, but the Tigers had other ideas.

    Northeast ran away with the game in the second half thanks to a pair of long scoring runs to take a 79-62 victory against MCC. The Tigers improved to 3-3, while the Eagles dropped to 5-3.

    Kristin Sampson and Gelese Lampton led the way in scoring for MCC with 13 points apiece, while former Meridian High star Reyada Stinner finished with 10 points. Sophomore Malaka Johnson ended the game with nine points and led MCC with 11 rebounds.

— from school reports

NE Mississippi    69

Meridian men    66

    MCC has now lost nine straight to open the season.

    Northeast held a 32-25 lead at the end of the first half and was able to hold off the Eagles in the second half. The Eagles chipped away at the NEMCC lead that was at double digits on several occasions in the second half.

    Aubrey Humphrey led the MCC effort with 25 points and seven rebounds in the loss, while Will Sheriff added 14 points. Sophomore guard Nick Waters finished in double figures for the Eagles with 12 points.

— from school reports

    MCC ended the game by shooting 42 percent from the field, while the Tigers shot nearly 50 percent from the floor. The Eagles continued his solid defensive effort by forcing 21 Northeast turnovers and ended the game with 16 steals as a team.

    Malcom Hamilton and KeDorian Sullivan led the way in scoring for Northeast with 10 points apiece in the home victory.

    MCC will return to action Wednesday night on the road at Bishop State beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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