ECCC squads fall at Northwest
Monday, December 24, 2012 12:00 AM
Competition in 2012 ended on a disappointing note for East Central Community College's basketball squads who fell to Northwest Mississippi Community College teams Saturday afternoon on the Senatobia campus.
The Lady Warriors were outscored by a 72-59 margin and the Warriors dropped an 82-69 decision.
Sophomore guard Xzandra Dowd poured in 25 points to lead EC's women, who fell to 4-7 under first-year head coach Crandal Porter.
Dowd is a product of Nevill High School in Monroe, La.
Other scorers were Reneisha Evans of Newton County, seven; Chelsea Campbell and Niya Hughes, both of Forest, six each; Jaianah Matthew of Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Ark., four; and Nakia Miller of Louisville, two.
Evans led in rebounds with 18 and Dowd had 11.
Tiesha Tunstall tallied 16 points to lead the Lady Rangers, who improved to 8-2.
Northwest led 33-22 at halftime.
In the men's contest, sophomores Hakeem Wesley pumped in 22 points and Aquill Baynard chipped in 17 but the Warriors remain winless in 11 starts under seven-year head coach Maurice Bowie.
Wesley is a 6' guard from Newton County High School and Baynard is a 6-8 forward and product of Elsik High School in Houston, Texas.
Other point makers were Akeem Topping of Columbus, 10; Keivondre Watford of Tuscaloosa Central Chris Rhoney of West Lauderdale, five each; TeJiminon Leatherwood of Northridge High School in Northport, Ala., four; and Walter Evans of Hattiesburg, Tyler Anderson of Carver Military Academy in Chicago and Jamere Eichelberger of Louisville, two each.
Watford led in rebounds with seven.
DeMarcus McVay scored 17 point to lead the Rangers, who improved to 6-3. EC trailed 45-26 at the break.
The Lady Warriors and Warrior resume competition after the Christmas holidays by traveling to East Mississippi Community College Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the Scooba campus.