January 24, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team defeated Pearl River Community College 83-56 in Poplarville Monday, Jan. 23.

The Warriors moved to 8-6 on the season and 3-2 in the MACJC South Division.

ECCC went on top in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead. East Central was up 46-29 at the half and led by as many as 31 in the second half.

ECCC freshman Jaquan Dotson of Neshoba Central High School led all scorers with a career-high 24 points against the Wildcats. Sophomore Tonzell Handy of Lanier High School added 11 points and pulled down six rebounds.

The Warriors were 9 for 10 at the free throw line for the contest.

East Central will host No. 12 nationally ranked Jones County Junior College Bobcats Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur.

All East Central home basketball games game can be heard on the radio at WKOZ "Cruisin" 98.3. The radio broadcasts are also streamed online on the ECCC website at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media and at www.kicks96news.com.

Live video streaming is available via high-definition video and streaming audio found at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media or www.kicks96news.com.