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.  

East Central Warriors Pick Up Road Win Over Pearl River 83-56

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 Men’s Basketball Falls Short Against Gulf Coast

January 18, 2017

The East Central Community College Warriors lost a close back and forth battle against the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs 79-77 in Perkinston Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The score was tied seven times and the lead changed hands nine times in the second half alone, but a lay-up with two seconds left in the game put Gulf Coast on top for the win.

ECCC led by one at the intermission.

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