NEMCC has four selected to All-State hoops team

By NEMCC Media Relations

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College had four basketball players selected to the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State team for the 2011-12 season.

Acie Vance of Ripley, Lavon Hooks of Atlanta and Jermaine Hollimon of Memphis were all selected by the committee to represent the Tigers. Vance was selected to the first team, while Hooks and Hollimon were named second team all state players.

Vance, a freshman guard for the Tigers, came in as the second leading scorer in the state averaging 16.8 points per game. Vance also averaged 38 percent from the floor, 75 percent from the charity stripe, and led the team with 74 total assists on the year.

Hooks, a sophomore transfer from Marion Military Institute in Georgia, was just one-tenth of a point away from leading the state in rebounds per game. Hooks finished with 8.5 rebounds per game.

Hooks, the go-to-guy in the post for Northeast this season, shot 61 percent from the floor and averaged 10 points per game for the Tigers.

Hollimon had a stellar freshman year for Northeast, and followed that up with another great performance as a sophomore. Hollimon averaged 12 points per game, shot 40 percent from the floor and 35 percent from downtown. He hit 70 percent of his free throws and tallied 259 points this season.

Lady Tiger Anna Brooke Page of Belmont was the only Lady Tiger to make the cut and was selected as to the second team.

Page finished her sophomore season at Northeast as the state’s third leading scorer averaging 18.5 points per game.

Page was instrumental in the success of the Lady Tigers in her two-year campaign at Northeast. During her freshman season, she propelled the Lady Tigers into the post season, under the direction of former head coach Ricky Ford, averaging 17.8 points per game. Page turned in an encore performance as a upper classmen for first year head coach Brian Alexander, helping Northeast to a post season berth again in 2012.

Page collected 825 total points in her two-year stint at Northeast and averaged 60 percent shooting from the floor during that time.