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February 19, 2014

MCC Lady Eagles rebound for win over MGCCC

The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles rebounded from its recent slump by taking a key 83-67 victory over Mississippi Gulf Coast on the road Monday evening.

The Lady Eagles improved to 17-5 overall and 9-4 in MACJC South Division play. MCC remains in a three-way tie for second place in the division race with one game remaining in the regular season.

Pearl River Community College has already clinched the top spot in the South Division after defeating Meridian last Thursday evening. MCC, Jones, and Southwest will enter the final game of play in a three-way tie for second place with the MACJC State Tournament on the schedule for next week.

The Lady Eagles will host Southwest Thursday night, while Jones will travel to East Central for its final regular season home game. MCC will take to the floor at 5:30 p.m. for the homecoming game with the Lady Bears.

Kristin Sampson continued to lead the charge for the Lady Eagles Monday night by scoring 32 points, while sophomore Victoria Stewart poured in 19 points in the road victory over Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The MCC men were unable to complete the sweep as the Eagles fell by a final count of 83-68. The Eagles are now 5-17 overall for the season and  4-9 in MACJC South Division play. The Eagles will close out the regular season at home Thursday night against Southwest beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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