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February 15, 2013

Roundup — ECCC men down Co-Lin

MERIDIAN —     The East Central Community College men's basketball team got a pair of free throws from TeJiminon Leatherwood in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime against visiting Copiah-Lincoln on Thursday. The Warriors then pulled away for an 85-78 win.

    Aquill Baynard led the Warriors, who improved to 2-19 and 2-8 in the MACJC South Division, with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Chris Rhoney, a West Lauderdale product, added 17 points while Leatherwood finished with 16. Walter Evans chipped in with 11.

    The Wolfpack, which dropped to 4-17 and 2-8, got 15 points apiece from Chris Steverson and Fred Fairman.

— Jamie Wachter

Co-Lin women    80

East Central    70

    Co-Lin pulled away from a halftime tie Thursday on the road to improve to 18-3 and 9-1 in the South.

    East Central, meanwhile, fell to 7-14 and 4-6, despite 31 points from Xzandra Dowd, 19 points and 14 rebounds from Jakela Johnson and 10 points from Jaianah Matthew.

    The Warriors host Jones County on Monday in the home finale.

— Jamie Wachter

JUCO BASEBALL

Bossier Parish sweeps host Meridian doubleheader

    The Meridian Community College baseball team patiently waited through a pair of schedule changes this week due to heavy rain in the area before returning to Scaggs Field on Thursday afternoon. MCC didn't enjoy its return to the diamond as Bossier Parish swept the Eagles (4-8, 8-10) in doubleheader action. The Eagles now fall to 4-4 overall and will continue its 14-game home stand with a pair of games Sunday.

    The Eagles are scheduled to square off with Coahoma at noon Sunday and will tangle with Pearl River Sunday night at 6 p.m.

Bossier Parish    8

Meridian    4

    The Cavaliers scored six early runs and were able to hold off a late MCC rally to take the four-run victory in the opening game of the doubleheader. Both teams finished the contest with 10 hits apiece and Garrett LaRosa led the way for MCC by reaching base three times, and adding a solo home run.

    Kevin Hall, Dallas Hannah, Paul Angel, and Ben Gann each had two hits apiece in the loss. Former Quitman standout Jace Belcher (0-1) took the loss by working into the third inning and allowing five earned runs, to go along with one strikeout.

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