Monday, December 10, 2018

ECCC Basketball Teams Split on Road Trip to Coahoma

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors outscored the Coahoma Lady Tigers by 20 in the final two periods to overcome a halftime deficit and grab a win, while the ECCC Warriors lost a heartbreaker to the Coahoma Tigers on a buzzer-beating three-pointer in MACJC non-division action at the Pinnacle on the Coahoma campus in Clarksdale Saturday, Dec. 8.

Trailing 27-22 at the half, the ECCC Lady Warriors won the second half 42-22 and took a 64-49 win over Coahoma to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Coahoma women fell to 4-6. The Lady Warriors also defeated the Lady Tigers back on Nov. 20 by a score of 75-62.
Freshman forward Timia Dora of Louisville came off the bench to score 12 points and grab five rebounds to lead the Lady Warriors. She was the only East Central player in double digits as 11 Lady Warriors got into the scoring column.
East Central outrebounded the Lady Tigers by 15 and had seven blocked shots in the game.

In the men’s action, Coahoma’s Dequan Morris hit a three-point shot from the top of the key with two Warrior defenders on him as the buzzer sounded to give the Tigers a 69-67 win over East Central. The game was tight throughout with Coahoma holding a one-point lead at the half, 33-32.

East Central’s Roti Ware of Morton had another big night for the Warriors with 25 points and eight rebounds. The sophomore guard was a perfect eight-for-eight from the free throw line where he is shooting nearly 99 percent on the season. Freshman guard Nick Preyer (Mobile, Ala., Leflore) added 17 points for the Warriors.

It was the second straight loss for the Warriors after starting the season a perfect 6-0. Coahoma improved to 4-6. East Central defeated the Tigers 75-67 in Decatur back on Nov. 20.

The ECCC Warriors and Lady Warriors will close out 2018 by facing Delgado in New Orleans on Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. before taking a break for the Christmas holidays.