East Central Community College's basketball squads continue to struggle in early season action as both registered setbacks to Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday night in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Warriors were outscored by a 79-66 margin and the Warriors fell 94-69 in the non-division battles.

Sophomores Xzandra Dowd and Jaianah Matthew each tallied 11 points to lead the EC women, who dropped to 1-6 overall under first-year head coach Crandal Porter.

Dowd is a 5-8 guard from Neville (La.) High School. Matthew is also a 5-8 guard and hails from Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Ark.

Other scorers were Jakela Johnson of West Jones, 10; Niya Hughes of Forest and Reneisa Evans of Newton County, eight each; Tyneeisa Mickens of Noxubee County, seven; Chelsea Campbell of Forest, five; Nakia Miller of Louisville, four; and Tyler Hearn of West Jones, two.

Angelia Allan poured in 21 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who evened their record at 2-2.

EC trailed 36-25 at the break.

Sophomore Hakeem Wesley pumped in 22 points to lead the Warriors who remain winless in seven starts under seventh-year head coach Maurice Bowie.

Wesley is a 6' guard and product of Newton County High School.

Other point makers were Tejiminon Leatherwood of Northridge (Ala.) High School, 11; Aquill Baynard of Elsik (Texas) High School, 10; Brock Hall of Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa, eight; Keivondre Watford of Tuscaloosa Central, five; Chris Rhoney of West Lauderdale, four; Demarcus Clayton of Bay Springs, three; Akeem Toppin of Columbus and Walter Evans of Hattiesburg, two each; and Jamere Eichelberger of Louisville and Tyler Anderson of Carver Military Academy in Chicago, one each.

Acie Vance tallied 21 points to lead the Tigers who evened their record at 2-2.

EC trailed 47-37 at the break.

The Lady Warriors and Warriors host Itawamba Community College Saturday, Nov. 17. Game times are 1 and 3 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood.

Both squads return to action following the Thanksgiving holidays by hosting Pearl River Community College Monday, Dec. 3 in the MACJC South Division opener. Games times are 6 and 8 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood.