NEMCC Lady Tigers’ fifth straight division win sets up showdown with ICC

BOONEVILLE–Brian Alexander continues to lead the Lady Tigers to the top of the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division rankings with his fifth consecutive division win Monday night in Moorhead.

Alexander’s squad defeated the Lady Trojans (7-8, 2-4) at Mississippi Delta Community College’s Trojan Arena last night 63-56 to move to 8-6 overall and 5-1 in the MACJC’s North Division.

Leading the charge for the Lady Tigers was freshman Antionette Riddle, who had 16 points, five boards, one assist, and one steal.
Sophomore Kebrina Lucas added 11 points to go along with three rebounds followed by Talisa Boyd’s 13 points and nine rebounds in her effort.

“I was really pleased with our mental focus,” Alexander said. “These girls are doing everything I ask them to do and when that happens good things usually take place.”

With the win, Alexander’s Lady Tigers are poised for a north division showdown at Bonner Arnold Coliseum (BAC) on Thursday, January 31 at 5:30 p.m. against Itawamba Community College — that will have first place implications for the division. Alexander’s only division blemish came by way of the Lady Indians back on November 29, 2012, 80-55 in Fulton.

Tigers fall to Trojans

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Tigers trailed 45-28 at intermission to the Trojans (6-9, 3-3) and was unable to overcome that deficit in the second half.

Northeast cut the Delta lead down to just five points early in the second frame but the Trojans would eventually pull away once again and went on to defeat the Tigers on a final of 82-62.

Head Coach David Robbins’ team fell to 6-7 overall and 2-4 in the north but will look to rebound at home on Thursday night verses ICC.

KeDorian Sullivan lead the way for the Tigers with 14 points while Tyler Brunson dropped in 10 points and six boards for Northeast. The Trojans top performers were Anthony McDonald, who scored 19 points, Marquarius Boddie added 16, and James Evans had sixpoints with 15 rebounds on the night.

Article contributed by Michael J. Miller, Asst./SID

About Kedrick Storey

Born and raised in Ripley. Mississippi State graduate. Southern Sentinel sports writer since Sept. 29, 2008. I also offer ground support to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

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