Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Lady Warriors Win, Warriors Fall in MACJC Basketball at Hinds

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors completed the season sweep of the Hinds Lady Bulldogs with a 62-57 win Monday, Feb. 17, while the Warriors fell to the Bulldogs for the second time this season, this time by a score of 73-68.

The games were played at J.D. Boyd Gym on Hinds’ Utica campus.

Sophomore guard Jariyah Covington (Starkville) led the Lady Warriors with 15 points, while sophomore guard Mylisha Hammond (McComb) added 10.

The ECCC Lady Warriors improve to 10-12 overall and 5-8 in the South Division. The Hinds Lady Bulldogs are now 3-17 overall and 1-12 in the division.

Sophomore guard Kareem Thompson (Florence, Ala.) led the Warriors with 16 points, while sophomore forward JaQuarius Smith (Noxubee County) and freshman guard JaMichael Wilson (Rayville, La.) scored 15 and 10, respectively.

The Warriors fall to 9-13 overall and 4-9 in the MACJC South Division. Hinds is 13-7 overall and 8-5 in the division.

The East Central teams will play their final games of the season on Sophomore Night against Southwest on Thursday, Feb 20, in Brackeen-Wood Gym in Decatur. Those games tip off at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The sophomore basketball players, cheerleaders, Centralettes dance team, and Color Guard will be recognized during the evening.

Sophomore Night is a “White Out” game and all East Central fans are encouraged to wear white.

The games can be heard on WKOZ “Cruisin” 98.3 or watched via live stream video at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media.