By NEMS Daily Journal
FULTON – The Itawamba Community College women’s basketball team is ranked preseason No. 13 in the country according to the NJCAA Top 20 poll which was released on Thursday.
The Lady Indians posted a 26-3 record last season and claimed the MACJC north division and state championships.
Sophomore center Jasmine Hampton (Bruce) is the lone returning starter for ICC. Other key returnees are Ty-Nita Baker
(Houston), Ayanna Lynn (Indianola) and Ashley Wiley (Jackson).
Itawamba opens the season on Nov. 5 by hosting preseason No. 7 Shelton State.
EMCC men ranked: Three-time defending Region
XXIII champion East Mississippi CC is pre-season No. 8 in the NJCAA men’s Top 25 poll.
The only other ranked Mississippi team is Gulf Coast at No. 22.