Meridian Star


December 4, 2012

Roundup — East Central, Porter get first South win

MERIDIAN —     The East Central Community College women’s basketball team and first-year head coach Crandal Porter won their MACJC South Division opener Monday night, routing Pearl River Community College 67-41.

    The Warriors, who improved to 3-6 overall, led 36-24 at halftime. Jaianah Matthew led East Central with 20 points, while Tyneisa Mickens scored 18 and Xzandra Dodd ended with a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

    ECCC hosts East Mississippi Community College on Thursday.

— Jamie Wachter

Pearl River men    81

East Central        66

    The Wildcats kept the Warriors winless, pulling away in the second half after leading 43-34 at halftime.

    ECCC, which fell to 0-9 overall and 0-1 in the MACJC South Division, were led by Aquill Baynard’s 18. Hakeem Wesley, a former Newton County standout, added 15 and Akeem Toppin scored 14.

    The Warriors host East Mississippi Community College on Thursday.

— Jamie Wachter

Meridian        65

Hinds women        53

     The Eagles captured their third straight win Monday night in front of a large crowd at the Graham Gymnasium. The Eagles improved to 9-3 and travel to Jones County Junior College on Thursday.

     Former Meridian High star Reyada Stinner led the way in scoring for the Eagles with 21 points, while Kristen Sampson followed with 12. Malaka Johnson turned in a solid defensive performance for MCC and also added nine points.

     Delania Wilson led Hinds with 20 points and Shelley Griffith added 14 points off the bench for the Bulldogs. Hinds dropped to 1-8.

— from school reports


Hinds men        83

Meridian        64

     The Eagles trailed Hinds 34-29 at the end of the first half, but the Bulldogs opened the second half on a 14-2 run to pull away.

    Will Sherriff and Aubrey Humphrey led the way in scoring for MCC with 11 points apiece, while former Meridian High star Nick Waters added nine.

     Meridian (0-12) travels to Jones County Junior College on Thursday.

— from school reports


Lamar boys        38

Sylva-Bay Aca.        35

    Lance Strickland scored 14 points to lead the Raiders, who edged the Saints in a low-scoring battle Monday.

    Jonathan Young added 10 for the 6-2 Raiders. Lamar visits Kemper Academy on Thursday.

— Jamie Wachter

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