Meridian Star


January 30, 2014

ECCC Squads Host MCC Tonight

DECATUR, Miss. — East Central Community College’s basketball squads return to action tonight by hosting Meridian Community College in key MACJC South Division matchups.

The women’s contest begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s battle at 7:30 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Warriors, who dropped to 7-9 overall and 2-5 in division competition following their 96-83 loss to Jones County Monday night, will be hoping to avenge a 92-65 defeat to the MCC Lady Eagles earlier in the season. The MCC women are 13-3 overall and 5-2 in league play.

EC’s Warriors will be looking to sweep the season series with the Eagles, after earlier claiming a 71-69 victory.

The Warriors are 6-10 overall and 2-5 in the division following their 77-75 last-second loss at Jones County Monday night. MCC is 3-12 and also 2-5.

The ECCC/MCC matchups as well as all home basketball games are audio streamed on the EC website, and on the Scott County Broadcasting Network website,



Tynika Bender led the Lady Warriors with 22 points in their setback with the Lady Bobcats. Bender is a freshman guard from Newton.

Also scoring were Jaleisha Jones of Wayne County, 20; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, 14; Tanihhija Hughes of Forest, 11; Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy, seven; Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish HS in Monroe, La., four; Andreka Harper of Forest, three; and Breona Foster of Neshoba Central, two. Hughes led in rebounds with 10.

Crystal Clay had 18 points to lead the Lady Bobcats, who improved to 11-5 and 5-2.

EC led 43-39 at the break.

In the men’s contest, Jones County’s Bryce Jones drained a 28-foot jumper at the buzzer to claim the victory.

EC had grabbed a 75-74 lead on Terrance Mujahid’s basket with 3.9 seconds left.

Jacques Johnson pumped in 24 points and gathered eight rebounds to lead the Warriors. Johnson is a sophomore guard/forward from Jackson Provine.

Other scorers were Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, 14; Mujahid, a Westwood High School product in Memphis, 13; Michael Matlock of Central HS in Memphis, seven; Demarkus Jones of Terry and Quinton Campbell of Mary G. Montgomery HS in Mobile, five each; Kristian Clark of St. Martin, four; and Kiese Kirkland of Yazoo City, two.

Thaddeus Hall poured in 16 points to the lead the 14th ranked Bobcats, who improved to 15-1 and 7-0.

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