East Central Community College’s basketball squads dropped decisions to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in MACJC South Division action Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.
Despite a 27-point effort by freshman forward Jaleisha Jones, the Lady Warriors fell 82-73 to the Lady Wolves and saw their record dip to 7-7 overall and 2-3 in league play under second-year head coach Crandal Porter.
Jones, a product of Wayne County High School, was also the team’s top rebounder with 13 boards.
Also scoring for EC were Tynika Bender of Newton, 13; Tanihhija Hughes of Forest, 11; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, six; Andreka Harper of Forest, five; Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish in Monroe, La., and Breona Foster of Neshoba Central, four each; and Shaniqua Quinn of Brandon, three.
Tyra Gibson and Kierra Collins each had 15 points to lead the Co-Lin women, who improved to 8-6 and 1-4.
EC trailed 40-37 at the break.
In the men’s contest, Co-Lin pulled away late from a close contest to claim a 73-65.
Jacques Johnson pumped in 18 points to lead the Warriors, who fell to 6-8 and 2-3 under first-year head coach Robert Thompson.
Johnson, a sophomore guard/forward, is a product of Provine High School in Jackson.
Other point makers were Quinton Campbell, of Mary G. Montgomery HS in Mobile, 13; Terrance Mujahid of Westwood HS in Memphis, 12; Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, seven; Kevin Kirk of St. Martin, six; Demond Morgan of Morton, four; Michael Matlock of Central High in Memphis, three; and Demarkus Jones of Terry, two.
Campbell led in rebounds with 10.
Anthony Davis poured in 17 points to lead the Wolves, who improved to 7-7 and 3-2.
The visitors held a 34-31 advantage at halftime.
ECCC squads continue division action Thursday, Jan. 23, by hosting Southwest Mississippi Community College. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood