ECCC Warriors Fall Just Short of Upsetting No. 9 Pearl River

February 5, 2019

A desperation shot at the buzzer that bounced off the rim was all that kept the East Central Community College Warriors from handing the No. 9 ranked Pearl River Wildcats their first defeat of the season in basketball action Monday, Feb. 4. The ECCC Lady Warriors also fell, losing 61-56 to the PRCC Lady Wildcats at Marvin R. White Coliseum in Poplarville.

It was a big turnaround for the Warriors in the 72-70 loss to the undefeated Wildcats. Pearl River defeated East Central by 33 in Decatur back on Jan. 10.

ECCC Tennis Teams Open 2019 Spring Season with Big Road Wins

February 3, 2019

The spring 2019 tennis season opened in style for East Central Community College as both the men’s and women’s teams picked up wins on the road against Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala., Friday, Feb. 1.

The ECCC Warriors shutout the No. 17 nationally ranked Marion Tigers 9-0, while the Lady Warriors picked up an 8-1 tennis win over the shorthanded Marion Lady Tigers.

Former Warrior Ron Perkins to Speak at ECCC Baseball’s Annual First Pitch Dinner Feb. 9

January 25, 2019

Ron Perkins of Louisville, a former Diamond Warrior and captain of the 1998 state championship team, will be the featured speaker at the annual East Central Community College Baseball First Pitch Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will be held in the Mabry Memorial Cafeteria on the Decatur campus.

ECCC Lady Warriors Win, Warriors Fall in Basketball Road Games at Hinds

January 24, 2019

The East Central Community College Lady Warriors jumped on the Hinds Lady Bulldogs early and never let up in posting a 77-44 MACJC South Division win Thursday, Jan. 24, at J.D. Boyd Gym in Utica. In the men’s action, a furious second-half comeback by the ECCC Warriors fell two points short as the Hinds Bulldogs picked up a 78-76 win.

ECCC Tennis Teams Open Seasons Feb. 1 With High Expectations

January 21, 2019

Jay Pacelli enters his fourth spring as East Central Community College’s tennis coach with high expectations for both his men’s and women’s teams as the 2019 season gets underway Feb. 1 in Marion, Ala., against Marion Military Institute.

Pacelli’s men’s team will be 10-deep this spring with a lot to prove after a disappointing 2018 season.

East Central Basketball Teams Suffer Defeats at the Hands of Jones College

January 18, 2019

A last-second jumper by Jones College’s Winceton Edwards sent the game to overtime and the Bobcats would eventually pull out a 71-69 win over the East Central Community College Warriors in basketball action Thursday, Jan. 17, in A.B. Howard Gymnasium in Ellisville. The No. 8 ranked Jones Lady Bobcats scored an 84-56 win over the ECCC Lady Warriors in the first game of the evening.

With the loss, the ECCC Warriors fell to 7-6 overall on the season in 0-4 in MACJC South Division play. Jones improved to 7-4 and 3-1.

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