Meridian Star


February 13, 2013

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MERIDIAN — Meridian softball postpones

season opener

The Meridian Community College softball team will continue to play the waiting game to play its first home games of the 2013 season.

MCC was scheduled to play Jones County Junior College in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Tommy McDonald Field, but heavy rain has caused the games to be postponed.

The doubleheader with the Bobcats was originally scheduled Monday, but forecasted rain caused the games to be postponed.

MCC (0-2) will return to action Thursday afternoon at Tommy McDonald Field for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with East Central Community College.

The Eagles are also preparing to host the annual Rush Invitational Tournament this weekend at Tommy McDonald Field.

— from school reports

MCC baseball postpones series for second time

Meridian Community College has once again encountered a delay in the start of its three-game series with Bossier Parish at Scaggs Field.

The series between the two clubs was scheduled to begin Wednesday, but heavy rain throughout the day Tuesday at Scaggs Field has caused the second schedule change in as many days.

The series has now been shortened to a doubleheader between the two clubs and is now scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

— from school reports


EMCC basketball teams sweep visiting Northeast Mississippi

SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College basketball teams swept visiting Northeast Mississippi Community College, 64-55 in the women’s game and 77-44 in the men’s contest, Monday evening at EMCC’s Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.

Playing to keep their hopes alive for a spot in the upcoming MACJC State Basketball Tournament later this month, the home-standing EMCC Lions recovered from a 12-0 Northeast run midway through the first half to take a 30-22 halftime lead. Takera Mitchell’s banked 3-pointer at the 5:30 mark of the opening half snapped an offensive dry spell that lasted nearly seven minutes for the Lions. Down 18-14 with 6:33 left in the first half, EMCC outscored the Tigers 16-4 heading into the half.

Coming off an 18-point effort at Mississippi Delta last Thursday, Mitchell set a new season high for the second straight game by finishing with 20 points against Northeast, including 9-of-12 shooting from the charity stripe.

Saddled with two early fouls to start the game, Kimmons connected on 6-of-7 shots from the field after halftime in addition to pulling down six rebounds after the break.

Winners of three of their last four games, head coach Sharon Thompson’s EMCC Lions improved to 6-14 overall and 4-5 in division play.

The EMCC Lions never trailed in the nightcap, as four 3-pointers in the opening nine minutes of play helped stake the home team to a 22-6 lead by the 8:32 mark of the first half. The margin widened to 27 points (42-15) by the halftime break.

Winners of their third straight game, head coach Mark White’s EMCC Lions improved to 14-6 overall and 7-2 in division play to tie Northwest Mississippi for first in the MACJC’s North Division standings.

Sophomore Jarekious Bradley put on another show for the EMCC Lions, hitting the 30-point mark for the fifth time on the season with 31 points against Northeast.

— from school reports

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