ECCC Squads Post Wins Over MCC in Division Rivalry

> DECATUR – Success continues for East Central Community College basketball squads following MACJC South Division victories over Meridian Community College Thursday, Jan. 30, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium.
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> Prince McDaniel, a freshman guard and product of Pascagoula High School, sank a 2-point basket with 3.5 seconds left on the clock to secure the victory for the ECCC men’s team. With the win, the Warriors are now 9-8 overall and 4-4 in division play.
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> In another close game, the Lady Warriors held on for a 90-87 decision over the Lady Eagles after being knotted 49-49 at the half. East Central improved to 15-2 overall and 6-2 in league competition.
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> Quinton Campbell, a guard/forward from Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, Ala., had 19 points to lead the Warriors in scoring.
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> Other scorers were McDaniel, 12; Randy Phillips of Jackson Lanier and Ravion Henry of Leake Central, nine each; Isaiah Traylor of Tupelo, eight; Derrick Dandridge, a product of White Station High School in Memphis, Tenn., six; and Kristian Clark of St. Martin, Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus and Irishma Bowie of Morton, five each.
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> Frankie Collins and Devontae Brewser had 14 points each to lead the MCC men, who fell to 7-9.
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> EC held a 40-38 advantage at the break.
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> Jaleshia Jones and Shakerya Morrison each had 20 points to lead the Lady Warriors. Jones is a sophomore guard/forward from Wayne County High School and Morrison, a sophomore forward/center, is a product of East Wake High School in Wendell, N.C.
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> Other point makers were Tashi-Ana Thompson of Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Ga., 16; Tynika Bender of Newton, nine; Kalybriah Haskin of Olympian High School in San Diego, Alexia McDonald of Petal and Samantha Duncan of Oak Grove, seven each; and Breaushza Ragsdale of Morton and Johnta Hughes of Hattiesburg, two each.
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> Tytiana Hall pumped in 34 points to lead the MCC women, who dropped to 12-6.
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> East Central travels to division foe Jones County Junior College Monday, Feb. 2. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m. in Ellisville. The Lady Warriors and Warriors host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Thursday, Feb. 5 in games beginning at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
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