|EMCC Lions close out pre-holiday hoops slate with 112-61 home win over Southern Sports Academy|
SCOOBA – With seven players scoring in double figures, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College closed out the pre-holiday portion of their basketball schedule with a 112-61 home victory over Southern Sports Academy Thursday evening at EMCC’s Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.
Now 7-2 on the season, head coach Mark White’s EMCC Lions had previously opened the current campaign with a 135-69 home triumph over the same Jackson-based squad back on Nov. 2.
In the rematch, the home-standing Lions bolted to a double-digit lead six minutes into the contest and increased the margin to a 52-21 halftime bulge. The lead grew to 40 points (80-40) by the 9:40 mark on a Millaun Brown inside feed from Colin Borchert. Sophomore point guard D.J. Evans put the winners into triple digits with a driving basket to make it 100-55 with 2:55 left in the game.
Hitting 7-of-11 shots from the field, sophomore Deon Bedford tallied 15 of his career-high 19 points in the opening half to lead the Lions. The former West Oktibbeha County standout also had eight rebounds and four assists.
Borchert, a transfer forward from Phoenix, Ariz., recorded his second double-double of the season with 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds. He also added five steals and three assists.
In the backcourt, sophomore Dione Milsap, of Yazoo City, came off the EMCC bench to contribute a career-best 14 points, including 4-of-7 accuracy from beyond the three-point arc. Evans, of Brandon, added 13 points, five assists and three steals to the winning effort.
Southern Sports Academy was led by Xavier Roy’s game-high 21 points, while Roman Machiroux followed with 15 points.
The EMCC Lions return to action on Jan. 10 at East Central.
Head coach Sharon Thompson’s EMCC Lady Lions conclude their pre-holiday hoops slate with a Saturday (Dec. 10) afternoon contest at Wallace State CC in Hanceville, Ala.
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 December 2011 )|
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