A Tale of Two Teams for 2017-18 ECCC Basketball: Youth vs. Experience

October 30, 2017

The East Central Community College basketball teams are prepared to hit the hardwood for the 2017-18 season with a mix of youth and experience, and with expectations to be playing in the postseason come late February.

The Lady Warriors and Warriors open their 23-game seasons Thursday, Nov. 2, at home against Coahoma Community College. The women will tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. from Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus in Decatur. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

ECCC to Host 3rd Annual High School All-Star Basketball Contest

April 10, 2017

East Central Community College will host the third annual East Central Mississippi High School All-Star Basketball Games Thursday, April 13, in the Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the Decatur campus.

The women’s contest begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s match-up at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Participants are divided into North and South teams, based on the location of their schools.

Warrior Basketball Eliminated from Region 23 by Northeast

March 9, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team could not hold on to an early lead against Northeast Mississippi Community College and was eliminated from the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament 70-64 March 8 at Mississippi College in Clinton.

Northeast, the defending NJCAA Region 23 champions, also defeated the Warriors in last week’s MACJC State Tournament.

The Warriors never trailed in the first half, leading by as many as 13 points. East Central took a 38-31 lead into the locker room.

Warriors Fall to Northeast in MACJC State Tournament

March 1, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team fell 86-69 against the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 28, on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.

East Central entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed from the MACJC South Division. Northeast is the No. 1 seed from the North Division.

East Central is now 14-10 overall on the season. Northeast is 18-6.

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