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.

ECCC Warrior Basketball Wins Double Overtime Thriller Against Hinds

February 24, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team won a 122-119 double overtime thriller over Hinds Community College on “Sophomore Night” in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium Thursday, Feb. 23.

The Warrior basketball team earned an NJCAA Region 23 Tournament berth with the win over the Bulldogs.

ECCC started out slow in the first half, trailing Hinds 51-42 at the intermission.

ECCC Warrior Basketball Beats Co-Lin to Extend Winning Streak to 4

February 14, 2017 

The East Central Community College Warrior basketball team won its fourth straight game and improved its MACJC South Division record to 7-5 with a 93-84 win over Copiah-Lincoln Community College Monday, Feb. 13, in Wesson.

Behind a double-double performance from sophomore forward Tonzell Handy, who had 31 points, the Warriors controlled the game except for a late Co-Lin lead with 9:30 to play.

The Warriors led Co-Lin by 14 at the intermission.

ECCC Men’s Basketball Defeats Meridian 80-74 For Road Win

February 7, 2017

After falling behind by seven points at the half, the East Central Community College men’s basketball team fought back to beat Meridian Community College 80-74 Monday, Feb. 6, in Meridian.

The Warriors put up 50 points in the second half to earn the road victory.

Sophomore Tonzell Handy out of Lanier High School posted a double-double performance with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Cayman “C.J.” Ruffin of Neshoba Central High School finished with 12 points and Jaylon Bardley of New Hope High School added 11 points and four steals.

ECCC Warriors Lose Tough Matchup Against JCJC

January 27, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team fell 94-78 to No. 9 nationally ranked Jones County Junior College Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur.

Jones jumped out to an early lead that they never surrendered throughout the game.

Jones led 51-36 at the half.

The Warriors closed their deficit in the second half, but could not fight back from the damage done early in the game.  

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