East Central squads split decisions at Holmes Community College
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Jaleshia Jones pumped in 26 points and led East Central Community College's Lady Warriors to a hard-fought 81-79 victory over Holmes Community College Monday night in Goodman.
EC improved to 3-1 following the non-division matchup and swept the season series with the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Warriors cruised 76-63 in the season opener at Brackeen-Wood.
Jones, a 5-8 freshman forward and product of Wayne County High School, connected on 10 of 16 field goals and was perfect on all three trey attempts. She made three of six free throws.
Also scoring in double figures were Tynika Bender, a 5-3 freshman guard from Newton, 18; and Ty-neisha Mickens, a 5-9 sophomore forward and product of Noxubee County High School, 12.
Bender made three crucial free throws down the stretch. Mickens led in rebounds with 12.
Other point makers were Shamyia Evans and Bryanna McClendon, both of Lake, eight each; Keoceania Yarbrough of Louisville, five; and Tanihhija Hughes of Forest, four.
Carmesha Nalls tallied 22 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs, who fell to 1-3.
EC led 42-35 at the break.
In the men's contest, EC was outscored 78-68 and fell for the second time this season to the Bulldogs, who escaped with a 68-65 decision in the season opener in Decatur.
Jacques Johnson was again the top scorer for EC (2-2), as the 6-4 sophomore guard/forward from Jackson Provine poured in 25 points. Johnson connected on nine of 19 field goals, made two of seven shots from three-point range, and was five of six from the charity stripe.
Also scoring in double figures was Quinton Campbell, who had 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Campbell, a 6-7 freshman forward, is a product of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile.
Other scorers were Terrance Mujahid of Westwood High School in Memphis, nine; Demond Morgan of Morton, eight; Michael Matlock of Central High School in Memphis, seven; Demarkus Jones of Terry, six; and Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, three. Mujahid led in rebounds with nine.
Dayshawn Watkins poured in 17 points to lead the Bulldogs, who improved to 3-1.
EC trailed 43-37 at halftime.
ECCC squads travel to East Mississippi Community College Thursday, Nov. 14. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 on the Scooba campus.