|EMCC sweeps East Central in home basketball doubleheader|
The Lady Lions picked up their first win of the new season by a 58-56 tally, while the Lions improved to 2-0 with a 63-56 victory.SCOOBA – The East Mississippi basketball teams swept a home basketball doubleheader from East Central Thursday night at EMCC’s Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.
In the women’s contest, freshman guard Natalie Tate led the way for head coach Sharon Thompson’s Lady Lions with a game-high 17 points, including 10 in the second half. The former Columbus High School standout also tallied a team-high eight rebounds and four steals, while preserving the two-point win by blocking Yolanda Jones’ three-point attempt in the right corner with time running out.
Former Noxubee County High School standout Shanteria Tate also scored in double figures for the winners with 14 points, along with adding a team-most five assists and three steals.
The visiting Lady Warriors were led by Danielle Cole’s 14 points. Jones and Hannah Lee followed with 11 points apiece.
In the nightcap, preseason second-team NJCAA All-American CoCo Ware tallied a game-high 24 points to pace the home-standing Lions. The sophomore standout from Starkville hit a clutch 3-pointer with the shot clock running down to give EMCC a seven-point advantage (61-54) with just over a minute remaining in the contest.
Freshman point guard Anthony Alexander scored nine of his 11 points in the second half, including 5-of-6 from the charity stripe, for the Lions.
The East Central men were jointly led by Kenneth Thomas and Joshua Carothers with 13 points apiece, while Steve Edwards followed with 11.
The EMCC men’s basketball team travels to Pensacola, Fla., this weekend to take on host Pensacola Junior College and Faulkner State on Friday and Saturday, respectively, in the World Ford Classic. Both East Mississippi clubs return home to play host to Hinds Monday night on the Scooba campus. Game times are set for 5:30 p.m. for the women followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.
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