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ECCC Squads Drop Decisions to Northeast
 November 16, 2012

East Central Community College’s basketball squads continue to struggle in early season action as both registered setbacks to Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday night in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.
The Lady Warriors were outscored by a 79-66 margin and the Warriors fell 94-69 in the non-division battles.

Sophomores Xzandra Dowd and Jaianah Matthew each tallied 11 points to lead the EC women, who dropped to 1-6 overall under first-year head coach Crandal Porter.

Dowd is a 5-8 guard from Neville (La.) High School. Matthew is also a 5-8 guard and hails from Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Ark.

Other scorers were Jakela Johnson of West Jones, 10; Niya Hughes of Forest and Reneisa Evans of Newton County, eight each; Tyneeisa Mickens of Noxubee County, seven;  Chelsea Campbell of Forest, five; Nakia Miller of Louisville, four; and Tyler Hearn of West Jones, two.

Angelia Allan poured in 21 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who evened their record at 2-2.

EC trailed 36-25 at the break.

Sophomore Hakeem Wesley pumped in 22 points to lead the Warriors who remain winless in seven starts under seventh-year head coach Maurice Bowie.

Wesley is a 6’ guard and product of Newton County High School.

Other point makers were Tejiminon Leatherwood of Northridge (Ala.) High School, 11; Aquill Baynard of Elsik (Texas) High School, 10; Brock Hall of Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa, eight; Keivondre Watford of Tuscaloosa Central, five; Chris Rhoney of West Lauderdale, four; Demarcus Clayton of Bay Springs, three; Akeem Toppin of Columbus and Walter Evans of Hattiesburg, two each; and Jamere Eichelberger of Louisville and Tyler Anderson of Carver Military Academy in Chicago, one each.

Acie Vance tallied 21 points to lead the Tigers who evened their record at 2-2.

EC trailed 47-37 at the break.

The Lady Warriors and Warriors host Itawamba Community College Saturday, Nov. 17. Game times are 1 and 3 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood.

Both squads return to action following the Thanksgiving holidays by hosting Pearl River Community College Monday, Dec. 3 in the MACJC South Division opener. Games times are 6 and 8 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood.

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