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.