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ECCC Squads Drop Decisions to Southwest
 January 24, 2014

East Central Community College’s basketball squads dropped decisions to Southwest Mississippi College in MACJC South Division action held Thursday, January 23 in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Warriors, who held a 31-30 lead at the break, were outscored 35-13 in the second half and fell 65-44 to the Lady Bears.

Tanihhija Hughes was the only scorer in double figures for the Lady Warriors, whose record dipped to 7-8 overall and 2-4 in league play under second-year head coach Crandal Porter.

Hughes, a sophomore forward from Forest, tallied 11 points and grabbed four rebounds.

Other EC point makers were Tynika Bender of Newton, nine; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, seven; Jaleisha Jones of Wayne County, six; Shaniqua Quin of Brandon, Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy and Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, La., three each; and Shamyia Evans of Lake, two. Bender led in rebounds with seven.

Katrina Littlepage poured in 16 points to lead the Southwest women, who improved to 13-2 and 5-1.

In the men’s contest, East Central was unable to overcome a 39-26 halftime deficit and fell 86-65 to the Bears.

Sophomore guard/forward Jacques Johnson tallied 14 points to lead the Warriors, whose record now stands at 6-9 overall and 2-4 in the division under first-year head coach Robert Thompson. Johnson, a Provine product, was also credited with seven rebounds.

Also scoring for EC were Terrance Mujahid, a product of Westwood High School in Memphis, 13; Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, 10; Michael Matlock of Central High School in Memphis, nine; Quinton Campbell of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, eight; Demarkus Jones of Terry and Keon McKinney of West Point, four each; and Kevin Kirk of St. Martin, three.

Chris Jones, Corey Williams and Twymond Howard each had 14 points to lead the Bears, who improved to 9-6 and 3-3.

Next up for EC squads are division battles at Jones County Junior College Monday, Jan. 27. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the Ellisville campus.

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