ECCC Tennis Sweeps ICC in First Action at New Tennis Complex

March 11, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams opened the new Tennis Complex on the Decatur campus in style Friday, March 10, with both teams recording wins over visiting Itawamba Community College.

The ECCC women defeated Itawamba 7-2 to improve to 4-4 on the season. The East Central men won 6-3 to improve their record to 5-3.

Lady Diamond Warriors Swept by No. 1 Jones County in Ellisville

March 9, 2017

The No. 1 ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats swept the No. 12 East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors in a softball doubleheader in Ellisville on Wednesday, March 8, by scores of 4-3 and 9-1.

The Lady Diamond Warriors overall record fell to 13-3 on the season and 0-2 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges play. Jones County improved to 13-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.

ECCC Tennis Complex to Temporarily Close for Surface Work

March 9, 2017

The new Tennis Complex at East Central Community College in Decatur will temporarily close beginning Friday evening, March 10, while new logos are applied to the playing surfaces.

The courts, located on the north end of campus between the softball and baseball complexes, will reopen on Monday, March 20.

Local tennis players are invited to use the old ECCC tennis courts during that time. Those courts are located on North 6th Avenue adjacent to the Vickers Fine Arts Center.

Warrior Basketball Eliminated from Region 23 by Northeast

March 9, 2017

The East Central Community College men’s basketball team could not hold on to an early lead against Northeast Mississippi Community College and was eliminated from the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament 70-64 March 8 at Mississippi College in Clinton.

Northeast, the defending NJCAA Region 23 champions, also defeated the Warriors in last week’s MACJC State Tournament.

The Warriors never trailed in the first half, leading by as many as 13 points. East Central took a 38-31 lead into the locker room.

Diamond Warriors Sweep Bishop State on the Road

March 8, 2017

The No. 8 East Central Community College baseball team moved to 10-2 on the season with a doubleheader sweep over Bishop State Community College Saturday, March 4, in Mobile.

ECCC won the opener 5-3 and the finished the sweep with a 9-1 nightcap victory.

In game one, East Central jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs in the fourth inning and adding another in the top of the fifth.

Lady Warrior Basketball Falls to Jones in the Region 23 Tourney

March 8, 2017

The East Central Community College women’s basketball team held the MACJC state champions, No. 14 nationally ranked Jones County Junior College, close for most of the game before falling 96-70 in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament Tuesday, March 7, on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.

ECCC only trailed Jones 20-15 after the first quarter and were able to take the lead when Shantavis Hughes of Hattiesburg High School sank a long three-pointer to go up 22-21 with 6:29 left in the first half.

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