Wednesday, February 15, 2017

East Central Lady Warriors Fall 87-71 at Co-Lin

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors dropped an 87-71 basketball game to Copiah–Lincoln Community College in MACJC South Division action Monday, Feb. 13, in Wesson.The first half featured a back and forth battle with the lead changing several times. ECCC was able to pull ahead 19-18 after one quarter, but Coach Crandal Porter’s squad trailed Co-Lin 41-34 at the half. After the intermission the game was all Co-Lin.

The loss dropped the Lady Warriors to 5-6 in the South Division and 11-9 on the season. The Lady Wolves improved to 16-3 overall and 9-2 in the division.Leading all-scorers was East Central’s freshman center Curtisha Coleman of Wayne County High School with 19 points and seven rebounds. Three other Lady Warriors also posted a double figure performance. Freshman Autumn Taylor of Newton High School put up 18 points, sophomore Shantavis Hughes of Hattiesburg High School had 12 points, and sophomore Laneisha Jeans of Pine Forest (Fla.) High School added 11 points.The East Central Lady Warriors will return back to Decatur to host Pearl River Community College in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium Thursday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m.