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January 27, 2013

Roundup — West, NC to play for South State

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MERIDIAN — PREP BASKETBALL

Clarkdale girls        52

Russell Christian    20

    The Bulldogs improved to 6-14 as they hammered the Warriors on Saturday.

    Anna Mabry led Clarkdale with 18 points while Latonya Adams added 14.

    Russell Christian, which fell to 6-20, was paced by Haley Fuller’s eight points and nine rebounds.

    Clarkdale visits Puckett on Tuesday, while the Warriors face Mt. Salus Christian on Monday.

— Jamie Wachter

Clarkdale boys        57

Russell Christian    47

    The Warriors fell to the Bulldogs on Saturday despite 22 points and four steals from Tyler Bolden.

    RCA, which fell to 18-5, plays Mt. Salus Christian on Monday. Clarkdale visits Puckett on Tuesday.

— Jamie Wachter

JUNIOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Baton Rouge        65

Meridian women    63

    The Meridian Community College Eagles dropped their second game in Miss-Lou Conference game Saturday night and in a difficult way.

    The Baton Rouge Community College Bears escaped with an overtime victory against MCC in basketball action at Millsaps College.

    Gelese Lampton led the way in scoring for the Eagles with 16 points, while former Meridian High star Reyada Stinner and Kristen Sampson each scored 13 points.

    MCC (13-8, 2-2) will return to axtion Monday night at home against Southwest Mississippi Community College at 6 p.m.

    The MCC men were in action Saturday night against Baton Rouge Community College, but the game results were not available for press time.

— from school reports

LATE JUCO BASKETBALL

EMCC drops North Division doubleheader at Northwest

    SENATOBIA — Neither East Mississippi Community College basketball team could muster a lead Thursday night against home-standing Northwest Mississippi Community College, as the women fell 81-64 and the Lions lost 79-67 in MACJC North Division action at Howard Coliseum.

    In the women’s game, head coach Sharon Thompson’s Lions went more than five minutes between scores and better than seven minutes between made field goals to dig themselves an early 14-point hole (22-8) midway through the opening period. EMCC managed to get to within 10 points (35-25) late in the half, but Northwest went into intermission on a 7-0 run to take a 42-25 advantage at the break.

    EMCC’s Wilma Davis recorded her first collegiate double-double with season highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Dajah McCarty, of Quitman, had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Janay Townsel added a season-high dozen points off the bench.

    In the nightcap, the Lions also got off to a sluggish start by trailing 9-2 four minutes into the contest. Slowed by 27-percent shooting (11-of-41) and with 14 turnovers in the opening half, the visitors trailed 39-27 at halftime.

    With their season’s leading scorer and rebounder Jarekious Bradley coming off the bench following intermission, the EMCC men chipped away at Northwest’s lead in the second stanza. The Lions got as close as two points (55-53) following a pair of Bradley free throws at the 8:10 mark, but Northwest quickly countered with back-to-back buckets to stretch the lead back out to six points.

    The Rangers essentially nailed down the victory at the line, outscoring EMCC by a 30-11 tally from the charity stripe. With the visitors being whistled for 31 personal fouls, the Rangers attempted 47 free throws on the night to just 19 attempts for the Lions.

    In dropping just their fourth decision in 41 regular-season division games played over the past four seasons, the Lions fell to 11-5 overall on the season and are now tied with Northwest Mississippi atop the division standings at 4-1.

    In one half of play, Bradley recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 25 points and 12 rebounds in 18 minutes played during the second half. Micah Walker and Mack Foster followed with a dozen points apiece for head coach Mark White’s Lions.

    The East Mississippi basketball teams will look to get back to their winning ways with a two-game home stand by playing host to Coahoma on Monday and Holmes on Thursday.

— from school reports

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