Friends and family of Gelese Lampton and Ashton McNichols gathered in the Meridian Community College gym as the two lady Eagles signed to play basketball at the next level.
McNichols will take her excellent shooting to Alcorn State while Lampton heads to Prairie View A&M. Coach Jocelyn McGilberry says it will be hard to let them go.
"But they have an opportunity to be able to go out and play at the next level," says McGilberry. "Of course, it's bittersweet. I enjoyed working with the young ladies this year... they led the team."
Lampton and McNichols led MCC to a 20-11 record in McGilberry's first season as head coach.