from staff reports
The Meridian Star
East Central Community College men’s basketball coach Robert Thompson earned his first win as the Warriors took down Coahoma Community College, 61-53, Monday night.
East Central was led by Quinton Campbell who scored 12 points and recorded 6 rebounds on the night.
Jacquez Johnson also had a big night with 11 points and 5 rebounds.
Michael Matlock led the Warriors in rebounds with 7 while also putting up 5 points.
East Central moves to 1-1 with the win, while Coahoma falls to 0-1.
The Warriors will take on Mississippi Delta Community College on Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Lady Warriors were also victorious on the night, taking down the Lady Tigers 64-44.
Tynika Bender led East Central with 14 points while also adding 7 rebounds.
Jalesisha Jones put up 13 points and 9 rebounds while Ty-neisa Mickens scored 10 points and recorded 9 rebounds.
Tanihisa Hughes had a team-high 14 rebounds to go with 7 points.
The Lady Warriors move to 2-0 on the season and will host Mississippi Delta at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Warriors split over weekend
Jalesisha Jones poured in 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in leading East Central Community College’s Lady Warrior to a 76-63 season-opening victory over Holmes Community College Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
Johnson, a 5-7 freshman forward and product of Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, made 10 of 15 field goals, connected on six of 10 free throws and nailed a trey in the non-division matchup.
Also scoring in double figures for Crandal Porter’s squad were sophomore forward Tanihhija Hughes of Forest, who contributed 12 points; and freshman guard Tynika Bender of Newton, who had 11 points.
Other scorers were Bryanna McClendon of Lake, nine; Ty-neisha Mickens of Noxubee County, seven; Keoceania Yarbrough of Louisville, five; Shamyia Evans of Lake, four; and Breona Foster of Neshoba Central, one.
Vonkesha Miller led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points.
In the men’s contest, East Central led 63-57 with 6:13 left but the Bulldogs rallied to claim a 68-65 victory and spoil Robert Thompson’s debut as head coach.
Sophomore Jacques Johnson led EC with 17 points and six rebounds. He made seven of nine field goals, was two of four from the free-throw line and connected on his only attempt from three-point range. Johnson is a 6-4
guard/forward from Jackson Provine.
Other double-figure point makers were freshman forward Quinton Campbell, 12; and freshman guard Ramone Tate, 11.
Also scoring were Terrance Mujahid of Westwood High School in Memphis and Kristian Clark of St. Martin in Ocean Springs, six each; Michael Matlock, a product of Central High School in Memphis, five; and Nigel Bradley of Forest Hill and Terry Carter of Louisville, four each.
Jarvis Williams led Holmes with 26 points and provided the winning margin with three free-throws in the game’s final seconds.