ECCC Women’s Basketball set to host Meridian Jan. 12

January 5, 2016

The East Central Community College women’s basketball team will host rival Meridian Community College Thursday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium.

All who attend the game will be admitted for just $1.

The match-up is the first home game of 2017 after the team’s holiday break.

There will not be a men’s contest to follow the women’s game.

The Lady Warriors enter 2017 play 5-4 on the season.

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.

Two ECCC Women’s Soccer Players Sign with Mississippi College

December 8, 2016

Two East Central Community College women’s soccer players signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday, Dec. 7, to continue the careers at Mississippi College in Clinton.

Defender Gabby Gross, a product of Lewisburg High School, and goalkeeper Kaitlyn Knuth, a product of West Lauderdale High School, will remain teammates on the Lady Choctaw’s women’s soccer team.

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.

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.

11 Warriors, Coach Karcher Receive Postseason Football Honors

December 4, 2016

Eleven members of the 2016 East Central Community College Warrior football team received postseason honors from the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. In addition, for the second year in a row Head Coach Ken Karcher was selected as the MACJC South Division Coach of the Year.

Four Warriors were named MACJC First Team All-State and seven were named MACJC Second Team All-State. One was included on the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team.

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.

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