Meridian Star


November 11, 2013

MCC Lady Eagle hoops stay hot, men fall to Lawson State

SCOOBA — The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles returned to the Graham Gymnasium Monday night looking to continue its early season hot streak by winning three in a row to open the 2013-2014 season. The Lady Eagles fought off a small rally by the Lady Cougars of Lawson State Community College in the second half to preserve a 79-65 win. MCC carried a 44-21 lead in the halftime break and built as large as 28 points during the second half. Lawson State cut the MCC lead to less than 15 points on two separate occasions in the final five minutes, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

     MCC was led in scoring by three players who finished the night in double figures. Feleshia Walters led the way with 19 points and Miaya Crowder had 15 points. Former Neshoba Central star Victoria Stewart turned in a solid performance for the Lady Eagles with 19 points. Sophomore guard Kristen Sampson chipped in with nine points in the home court win.

    The MCC men were unable to complete the sweep and fell hard at the hands of Lawson State by a final score of 106-69. Meridian native William Byrd had his best performance of the season by the leading the Eagles in scoring with 22 points, while freshman Brandon Daniels added 15 points in the setback. The Eagles dropped its overall record to 0-3 with the loss to the Cougars.

     Both squads will return to action Thursday night with a road doubleheader at Holmes.

The women are set to take to the floor at 6 p.m. and the men will be in action beginning at 8 p.m.

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