Men win nail-biter against Southwest

  • Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:00

Keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats, MDCC men’s basketball escaped Summit with a close 56-53 win Monday night against the Southwest Bears.

The Bears took an early 4-0 lead in the first half, but the Trojans quickly responded by going up 17-7 with just under 12 minutes left to play until halftime.

MDCC finished the first half leading the Bears 36-22 with Travon Harper leading the team with 22 points scored.

The Bears started the second half with a more aggressive tempo. SMCC went on a 15-5 scoring spree with 13 minutes left in the game to cut MDCC’s lead to 48-42.

However, it would not be enough. The Trojans defeated the Bears 56-53 to improve to 3-0 on the season. SMCC falls to 2-1.

For the Trojans, Harper made 9 of 14 from the field and was 6 of 7 in free throws and led the team in scoring for the night with 24 total points. He also racked up nine rebounds.

Anthony Mabon was second on the team in scoring with nine points making 2 of 5 from the field and 4 of 7 from the stripe. He was also 100 percent from beyond the arc and tallied five assists.

In the women’s contest, the Lady Trojans (0-3) fell to the Lady Bears (2-0) 89-45.

At the half, SMCC took a 16-point lead to the locker room and continued to add to it after the break.

The Lady Trojans were led in scoring by O’Nesha Arnold who had 11 points. She was 3 of 8 from the field and 5 of 6 in free throws. Arnold also led the team in rebounds with five.

MDCC basketball will play host to Pearl River CC on Thursday with doubleheader action starting at 6 p.m. at J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. Follow us on Twitter @mdccathletics for live in-game updates.

MDCC splits with Co-Lin on the court

  • Saturday, 07 November 2015 21:33

Mississippi Delta Community College’s basketball teams split with visiting opponent Copiah-Lincoln Community College Thursday night at J.T. Hall Coliseum. The Lady Trojans slipped to 0-2 after falling 51-99 to the Lady Wolves, but the men ended the night with their second win of the season after a nail-biting finish of 69-65.

In the woman’s game, sophomore forward McKinnon Skeen led the team in scoring with 16 points. The Cleveland, Miss. native was 5-of-10 from the field, with all five being three-point shots.

Sophomore guard Racquel Harper led the team in free throws making 3-of-4 and recorded four assists on the night. Clarksdale native Jasmine Jackson tallied the top number of rebounds on the night with five. The Lady Trojans ended the game making 38 percent of shots.

In the men’s competition, the Trojans went to half-time with a 12-point lead, but allowed the Wolves to make a run at an unsuccessful comeback late in the second half.

Travon Harper led the Trojans with 21 points, making 8-of-9 from the field. Harper was 100 percent on free throws and led the team with five rebounds. Collectively the team made 49 percent from the field and made 75 percent of free throws.

Jaylen Ford and Dantaveous Crawford both were 3-of-6 from the field scoring 11 and 10 points respectfully.

Both teams are slated to play at Southwest Community College on Monday with the women tipping off at 5 p.m. The next home double header will by Thursday, Nov. 12 starting at 5 p.m. Follow us on Twitter at MDCCATHLETICS for live updates during both competitions.

MDCC's basketball season tips off Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at J.T. Hall Coliseum with the Lady Trojans hosting Hinds. The men's team is scheduled to play at 8 p.m.

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A native of McNeil, Ark., sophomore forward Travon Harper is looking forward to the start of basketball season Nov. 2.

Harper is a physical education major and plans to continue his studies and college basketball career at a university after leaving MDCC.

His favorite professional athlete is Kobe Bryant and enjoys hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers when he isn't on the court

On the women's side, sophomore guard McKinnon Skeen is ready to go head-to-head with her MACJC opponents.

Skeen is a math major from Cleveland, Miss. and plans to continue her education at a university after graduating from MDCC.

She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Her favorite professional athlete is Steph Curry.