East Central Community College's basketball squads dropped decisions to Southwest Mississippi College in MACJC South Division action held Thursday, January 23 in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Warriors, who held a 31-30 lead at the break, were outscored 35-13 in the second half and fell 65-44 to the Lady Bears.

Tanihhija Hughes was the only scorer in double figures for the Lady Warriors, whose record dipped to 7-8 overall and 2-4 in league play under second-year head coach Crandal Porter.

Hughes, a sophomore forward from Forest, tallied 11 points and grabbed four rebounds.

Other EC point makers were Tynika Bender of Newton, nine; Bryanna McClendon of Lake, seven; Jaleisha Jones of Wayne County, six; Shaniqua Quin of Brandon, Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy and Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, La., three each; and Shamyia Evans of Lake, two. Bender led in rebounds with seven.

Katrina Littlepage poured in 16 points to lead the Southwest women, who improved to 13-2 and 5-1.

In the men's contest, East Central was unable to overcome a 39-26 halftime deficit and fell 86-65 to the Bears.

Sophomore guard/forward Jacques Johnson tallied 14 points to lead the Warriors, whose record now stands at 6-9 overall and 2-4 in the division under first-year head coach Robert Thompson. Johnson, a Provine product, was also credited with seven rebounds.

Also scoring for EC were Terrance Mujahid, a product of Westwood High School in Memphis, 13; Ramone Tate of St. Stanislaus, 10; Michael Matlock of Central High School in Memphis, nine; Quinton Campbell of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, eight; Demarkus Jones of Terry and Keon McKinney of West Point, four each; and Kevin Kirk of St. Martin, three.



On Jan. 16, Tanihhija Hughes poured in 24 points and led the East Central Community College women to a 64-57 victory over MS Gulf Coast Community College.

Hughes also led in rebounds with 13 for the Lady Warriors who improved to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the MACJC South Division under second-year head coach Crandal Porter.

Hughes is a sophomore forward and product of Forest High School.

Other scorers were Tynika Bender of Newton, 13; Jaleisha Jones of Wayne County, nine; Kimberly Wallace, a product of Ouachita Parish HS in Monroe, La., eight; Shaniqua Quinn of Brandon, five; Andreka Harper of Forest, three; and Ty-neisa Mickens of Noxubee County, two.

EC held a 39-23 advantage at the break.

The Warriors were not as fortunate and fell 76-58 to the home standing Bulldogs.

Ramone Tate pumped in 17 points to lead East Central, which dropped to 6-7 overall and 2-2 in league play under first-year head coach Robert Thompson.

Tate is a freshman guard and product of St. Stanislaus High School.

Other EC point makers were Quinton Campbell, a product of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, 13; Terrance Mujahid of Westwood HS in Memphis, nine; Jacques Johnson of Provine, eight; Demond Morgan of Morton, three; and Demarkus Jones of Terry, Michael Matlock of Central HS in Memphis, Keonn McKinney of West Point and Kiese Kirkland of Yazoo City, two each.

Rashad Perkins led Gulf Coast with 16 points.

The Warriors trailed 32-27 at halftime.