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.

ECCC Lady Warrior Basketball Falls After Southwest Comeback

December 7, 2016

The East Central Community College women’s basketball team led most of the contest, but could not hold off a late Southwest Mississippi Community College comeback in a 74-17 loss in Summit Monday, Dec. 5.

ECCC led by 10 at the end of the third period of play, but Lady Bears outscored ECCC by 13 points in fourth to drop the Lady Warriors opening game of MACJC South Division play.

Lady Warriors Win High-Scoring Games in EC Classic

November 30, 2016

The East Central Lady Warriors eclipsed the 100 point total twice over the Thanksgiving holidays defeating Louisiana State University Eunice 108-87 and Wallace Community College-Selma out of Alabama 107-64 in the EC Classic held in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur Nov. 21-22.

The Lady Warriors have scored 100 or more points in three straight basketball games.

In the LSU Eunice matchup, freshman forward Autumn Taylor of Newton High School led all scorers with 23 points and also had six steals.

ECCC Lady Warriors Win High-Scoring Basketball Contest Against Coahoma

November 15, 2016

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors had three players score 20 or more points en route to a high-scoring 104-97 victory against Coahoma Community College Monday, Nov. 14, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the Decatur campus.

Freshman forward Autumn Taylor of Newton High School had 23 points and brought down 13 rebounds. Freshman guard Khelsea Foster of Arcadia (La.) High School was the leading scorer for ECCC with 25 points. Laneisha Jeans of Pine Forest (Fla.) High School added 20 points for the Lady Warriors.

East Central Women’s Basketball Defeats Rival EMCC 66-65

November 11, 2016

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors squeaked out a one-point win, 66-65, over the visiting East Mississippi Community College Lady Lions Thursday, Nov. 10, in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Warriors held a 15-point advantage going into the fourth quarter, 55-40, but EMCC was able to close to within one point in the closing seconds of the contest.

Sophomore Shadejha Brown of Lake High School hit a pair of last second free throws to secure the win for East Central.

New Faces Highlight 2016-17 East Central Women’s Basketball Team

November 8, 2016

Fresh off a state championship season, East Central Community College Women’s Basketball Coach Crandal Porter has a lot of holes to fill if the Lady Warriors want to repeat their magical run of last season.

The Lady Warriors won the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State Championship last February with a 75-63 win over Itawamba, before falling in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament. Along the way, East Central won 19 straight games.

ECCC Lady Warriors Open Season with Win at Coahoma

November 4, 2016

The defending state champion East Central Community College Lady Warriors went on the road Thursday, Nov. 3, and came home with a season-opening 80-75 win over the Coahoma Lady Tigers in a game played in Clarksdale.

With 10 new players on the roster, East Central fell behind after one quarter of play, 21-18. However, a strong second quarter gave the Lady Warriors the 44-39 halftime lead.

Coahoma cut the lead to three with less than a minute to play before East Central pulled out the five-point win.

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