ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles fell on the road Thursday night. The Lady Eagles fell behind the 6th ranked Lady Bobcats of Jones College early and fought their way back into the game, but Jones pulled away in the 3rd quarter. The Lady Eagles fell by the score of 80-48.
Jones jumped out to an early 7-3 lead but Mariah Collins answered with a great shot to cut it to 7-5 early. Collins scored the Lady Eagles first 5 points. Late in the quarter with the Lady Eagles trailing 13-10 Jordan Bell nailed a 3 pointer to tie it at 13-13. Jones got the last basket of the quarter to take a 15-13 lead into the 2nd.
Jones built on their lead throughout much of the 2nd quarter. The Lady Bobcats got ahead by as much as 9 but a 3 pointer from Jada Arrington late in the quarter cut it to a 31-25 game. The Lady Eagles headed into the half trailing by the score of 33-25.
The 3rd quarter got off to a rough start as the Lady Bobcats went on a 17-0 run to put the game out of reach. The Lady Eagles trailed 59-34 heading into the 4th.
The Lady Eagles continued to struggle throughout the 4th. The Lady Bobcats continued to build on their lead and finished out the 32 point win.
With the loss the Lady Eagles fall to 9-8 on the season. They will be back in action Monday, February 4 against Southwest Mississippi Community College. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 in Graham Gymnasium.
The Meridian Community College Eagles fell Thursday night at Jones College. The Eagles battled throughout the night but just couldn’t ever get the lead in the 2nd half. The Eagles fell by the score of 73-52
The first half started with both teams playing well defensively. Both teams struggled on the offensive end and halfway through the half the Eagles held an 11-10 lead. Kylan Hamilton started to get hot as he scored 9 points in the first half and contributed to the Eagles taking a 19-18 lead with 5:50 left in the half. Over the final 5 minutes of the half the teams would go back and forth and went to the locker room with Jones holding the 30-28 lead.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 10 point lead 6 minutes into the 2nd half. With 13:35 left in the 2nd half the Eagles trailed 45-35.
The Eagles continued to fight back and were able to trim the deficit back into the single digits. The Bobcats would respond each time and take it back to a double digit lead. Eventually the Bobcats pulled away to get the 21 point victory.
The Eagles fall to 7-9 on the season. The Eagles will be back in action Saturday, February 2 against South Louisiana Prep. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 in Graham Gymnasium.