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The Southwest Mississippi Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams came to Decatur Monday, Dec. 4, and both left with their first losses of the season as the East Central Community College Warriors and Lady Warriors combined for the sweep.
The region 5-4A coaches recently voted on the end-of-the-season football awards and several Newton County players were recognized.
East Central Community College basketball coach Robert Thompson has always coached boys.
But when Crandal Porter stepped down as the girls coach, the college turned to Thompson to lead the girls team this season.
And so far, it’s working just fine for Thompson and both East Central teams.
First-year Newton coach Perry Fletcher knew that Choctaw Central was good. He just didn’t know how good.
The Lady Tigers found out the hard way.
The No. 4 ranked Lady Warriors led by as many as 20 points early in the second period and cruised to a 54-38 win to hand the Lady Tigers their first loss of the season.
East Central Community College freshman basketball players Roti Ware and Diamond Wraggs have been named the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ men’s and women’s basketball players of the week, respectively, for Nov. 20-26.
The Union Lady Jackets won three of four contests this week.
Union beat Leake County 54-33 on Tuesday and won two out of three contests at the Sebastopol Tournament. Union beat Lake 53-33 and Philadelphia 52-47 but dropped a 42-41 decision to Enterprise.
The Newton County Academy Generals won two out of three games this week but that doesn’t mean that Tanner Smith was happy about it.
The Generals beat Grace Christian 51-45 and Laurel Christian 46-33 while dropping a 50-25 decision to Lamar School.
Despite the wins, Smith wasn’t really happy with his team’s performance.