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.

East Central Basketball Teams Swept at Shelton State

December 13, 2016

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams both fell to Shelton State Community College Monday, Dec. 12, in Tuscaloosa.

The Lady Warriors had three players in double-digit scoring in a 111-62 loss to the No. 4 nationally ranked Lady Buccaneers. Freshman Autumn Taylor of Newton High School led ECCC scorers with 20 points and seven rebounds. Curtisha Coleman of Wayne County High School was not far behind with 18 points, and Shantavis Hughes of Hattiesburg High School added 13 points.

East Central Warriors Lose Heartbreaker Against Northeast

December 9, 2016

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team could not hold on to a steady lead in the fourth quarter and fell 75-64 against Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday, Dec. 8, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur.

The game was high-intensity throughout the evening with the Warriors leading by eight at the intermission, before the Tigers pulled away for the win in the final minutes of the contest.

East Central Warriors Drop Basketball Division Opener at Southwest

December 7, 2016

The East Central Community College Warriors fell 76-62 in their South Division basketball opener in Summit Monday, Dec. 5, against the defending MACJC State Champion Southwest Mississippi Community College Bears.

With the loss, the Warriors moved to 4-3 on the season and 0-1 in the South Division. Southwest improved to 6-2 overall and 1-0 in the division. It was the fifth straight win for Southwest.

Second Half Comeback Gives East Central Warriors Win Over Coahoma

November 15, 2016

A second half comeback gave the East Central Community College men’s basketball a hard fought 74-66 win over the Coahoma Community College Tigers Monday, Nov. 14, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur.

The Warriors trailed by a dozen at the half, but outscored the Tigers by 20 in points the second half to pull off the comeback win.

Team Unity, Depth are Keys to East Central Men’s Basketball Season

November 8, 2016

If the East Central Community College men’s basketball team is to return to the state playoffs after a year’s absence, it’s going to be because of quality depth and team unity.

Along with a lot of new faces.

Head Coach Robert Thompson enters his fourth season at the helm of the Warrior basketball program with a dozen new players, all freshmen. Gone are all five starters and the top reserve from last year’s team, which finished just short of making the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges state playoffs.


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