The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans made an early exit from the State Basketball Championship Tournament losing 70-61 to the No.1 South seed Pearl River Community College Wildcats Tuesday night at Wesson.
The Trojans led during the early going of the first half but the Wildcats tied the game at 22-all at the 10:15 mark and led the remainder of the way. The score was 39-34 Pearl River at the break.
The Cats pushed out to an 11 point lead at several points during the second half but the Trojans kept fighting and closed the gap to just five points four different times before Pearl River ended the game with another push out to 11.
Sophomore guard Zarmarlus Griffin made the final bucket of the game and was the game’s high scorer with 18 points. He was followed by sophomore guard Darius Dukes with 13 points (4-7 treys) and freshman center Travon Harper with 10 points. Tyrone McNeese and Ondarious Hamlin added eight points apiece.
The Trojans end their MACJC season with a 10-13 overall record and a 6-6 North Division mark. Teams for the NJCAA Region XXIII Tournament (Mississippi and Louisiana) have not been set so it is not known if the Trojans will seeded in that tournament this year.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team faced the defending State Champions Friday at Ellisville and came away with two losses, 14-4 and 4-1.
In game one the Bobcats scored their 14 runs on 13 hits with three errors and five men left on base. They scored five runs in the first, three in the second, one each in the fourth and fifth and four in the sixth inning. The Trojans four runs came off five hits with two errors. They left six runners stranded. Delta scored two runs in the first and two in the second.
Ty Dean led the Trojans at the plate with two hits and an RBI. DeShawn Lindsay also had two hits while Austin Burdine had one. Chandler Massengale was the losing pitcher going one inning and giving up seven runs on four hits and walking three batters. Caleb Brown pitched 3.1 innings in relief and Kenny Hilton went one inning.
In game two the Trojans scored one run (in the top of the seventh) on seven hits with four errors and eight runners left on base while the Bobcats scored four runs on seven hits with two errors and eight men left on base.
Tays Hardy had two hits in the game while Ty Dean had one and an RBI. Jordan Lambert, Matt Ray, Michael Beloso, and Ayreon Davis also had one hit each. Matt Ray took the loss on the mound going 1.2 innings and giving up three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Relievers included Skylar Lawson, Austin Burdine, Lee Quates, and Tyler Dowdy.
The losses leave the Trojans with a 5-4 overall record. MDCC’s next games are scheduled for Tuesday at Livingston, AL. where they will play a doubleheader against the University of West Alabama (JV). First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans earned a berth in the MACJC State Tournament after defeating the Coahoma Community College Tigers 74-63 Thursday night in Clarksdale.
The Trojans jumped out to an early 11 point lead in the first five minutes of the game but the Tigers charged back and tied the game at 15-all with 11:30 left in the first half. The game stayed close for the remainder of the half with the Tigers taking a 29-28 lead into the dressing room at halftime.
Coahoma opened up a four point lead in the first two minutes of the second half but it was all Trojans after that as Delta gained the advantage and never trailed again pushing out to a 10 point lead, 57-47, at the 8:30 mark. MDCC’s largest lead was 13 points with under 30 seconds remaining in the game.
Sophomore Darius Dukes lead the game in scoring with 23 points going 5-7 from beyond the arc and a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe. Sophomore Ondarius Hamlin was the game’s second highest scorer with 18 points. He scored a double-double with 11 rebounds while freshman Travon Harper added 11 points.
The win puts the Trojans overall record at 10-12 overall and 6-6 in the North Division. That’s good enough for fourth place and a spot in the state playoffs which begin Monday at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson. The men’s part of the tournament gets underway on Tuesday. The time for MDCC’s game has not been set but they will face the No.1 seed from the South Division. This will be either Pearl River Community College or Jones Junior College.
The Lady Trojans ended their season with a 6-16 overall record and a 3-9 division mark after a disappointing 64-60 loss the Coahoma Lady Tigers.
For some reason the Lady Trojans just couldn’t seem to hit the hole as they quickly fell behind by 10 points, 23-13, at the 10 minute mark. They were down by 21 points, 46-25, at the break.
But, the MDCC women didn’t give up. They were down by 20 points at the 12:20 mark in the second half when they made a 19-2 run to cut the deficit to 58-55 with just over five minutes left in the game.
The Lady Trojans held the Lady Tigers scoreless for three trips down the court but were unable to capitalize and ended up being outscored 64-60 in the end.
Sophomore Niya Head led Mississippi Delta in scoring with 17 points and notched a double-double with 11 rebounds. She was followed in double figures by Racquel Harper with 13 points and Mary Washington with 11 points.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team traveled to Wesson Wednesday and split a double header with the Copiah-Lincolns Community College Wolves losing the first game 11-0 and winning game two 10-9.
The Wolves jumped out to a 8-0 lead in the first inning of game one and then added a run in the second inning and two in the fourth while holding the Trojans scoreless one just three hits. Co-Lin’s 11 runs came on 10 hits and both teams stranded five runners on base.
Freshman left-hander Tre Hobbs was the losing pitcher in the contest giving up eight runs on four hits with one strikeout and four walks in two innings of work. Right-hander Tyler Milligan pitched one-and-a-third innings in relief giving up one run and one hit with one walk. D.J. Stewart (two innings) finished the game giving up two runs on five hits with a strikeout and a walk each. Demarcus Mahone, Matt Ray and Clay LaBeff all had one hit apiece in the game.
Game two was a different affair. The Trojans took a 1-0 lead in the first inning while the Wolves answered with single runs in the first, second and third to take a 3-1 lead. Delta added three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth but the Wolves tied the game at 8-all with three runs in the fourth and two runs in the fifth inning.
In the top of the seventh Peyton Callahan singled and scored Jordan Lambert and Matt Ray to give the Trojans a 10-8 lead. Co-Lin could only manage one run in the bottom of the seventh as the leadoff batter tripled and scored on a single by the next batter. Freshman lefty Tyler Dowdy then struck out the next two batters. The game ended on a line-out to second baseman Clay LaBeff.
Dowdy was the winning pitcher going two-and-a-third innings and giving up one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Starter Kyle Wilson went three innings giving up four runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk while Lee Quates (1.2 innings) gave up four runs on four hits.
Jordan Lambert led the Trojans at the plate with four hits, three RBI’s, and three runs. Matt Ray had two hits and two RBI’s while Peyton Callahan had one hit and two RBI’s. Demarcus Mahone, Ty Dean and Tays Hardy had two hits each while Michael Beloso and Clay LaBeff had one hit each.
The Trojans are currently 5-2 overall. Their next scheduled games will be Friday at Ellisville against the Bobcats of Jones Junior College. The 7-1 Bobcats are the defending State Champions and ended the 2014 regular season ranked sixth in the nation. First pitch is 2 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a North Division matchup with Itawamba Community College Tuesday afternoon in Moorhead with the Trojans edging the Indians 75-74 and the Lady Indians defeating the MDCC women 70-60.
The Trojans jumped ahead early in their contest and were leading by 10 points, 22-12, with 7:35 remaining in the first half when the Indians went on a 14-4 tear and tied the game at 26-all with 48 second left. Delta’s Darius Dukes sent the Trojans into the locker room with a one point lead after draining three free throws to end the half 29-28.
The second half opened with seven lead changes in the first six minutes before the Trojans went on an 18-6 run during the next seven minutes to go up by 12 points, 57-45, with 8:01 remaining in the game.
Mississippi Delta still maintained a seven point lead, 73-66, with 1:02 left and seemed on their way to an easy victory. But, after a couple of turnovers and two free throws the Indians were only down one point with 22 seconds remaining. Then, a stolen inbounds pass and a bucket gave Itawamba a 74-73 lead with 19 ticks remaining.
Sophomore Zamarlus Griffin made the final two points of the game, two free throws, with 13 seconds remaining and the Indians failed to score with their last shot.
Darius Dukes (3-4 treys) and Zamarlus Griffin led the Trojans in scoring with 14 points each while Tyrone McNeese and DeCarlos Holmes added 12 points each and Travon Harper posted 11 points.
The win put the Trojans overall record at 9-12 and, more importantly, improves their North Division record to 5-6 and pretty much assures them a fourth place finish in the division and a berth in the state tournament even though they have a game remaining against Coahoma Thursday.
The Lady Trojans played the division leading Lady Indians (11-1, 20-3) one of the closest games of the year. After falling behind by nine points in the first three minutes, the Delta women fought back and tied the game at 34-all at the halftime buzzer.
MDCC stayed within striking distance for most of the second half and it wasn’t until the 3:50 mark that the Lady Indians finally took a double digit lead, 61-51.
Sophomore Niya Head led the Lady Trojans in scoring with 22 points (one point behind game leader Jayla Chills of Itawamba) and scored a double-double with an outstanding 24 rebounds. She was followed in double figures by Racquel Harper with 14 points.
The loss drops the Lady Trojans to 6-15 overall and 3-8 in the North Division.
Mississippi Delta will play its final regular season games of the year Thursday night on the road as they travel to Clarksdale to take on the Coahoma Community College Tigers and Lady Tigers at 6 and 8 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans swept a three game series from the Motlow Community College Bucks this weekend winning Friday’s nine inning game 6-0 before posting 6-2 and 7-0 wins in Saturday’s double header.
In Friday’s game the Trojans scored two runs in the second inning, one in the third, and three in the fifth off 10 runs with two errors and five men left on base. The Bucks managed five hits with four errors and left seven runners stranded.
Sophomore left-hander Chandler Massengale was the winning pitcher going six complete innings and giving up three hits and no runs while striking out two batters and walking one. D.J. Stewart (two innings) and Kenny Hamilton (one inning) pitched in relief.
Ty Dean and Clay LaBeff led Mississippi Delta at the plate with two hits and an RBI each while DeShawn Lindsey also had two hits on the day.
Game one Saturday saw the Trojans score two runs in the first, three in the third, and one in the fifth while allowing the Bucks one run in the fourth and one in the fifth inning. Delta’s six runs came on six hits with 4 errors with four men left on base. Motlow’s two runs came on five hits with four errors and four runners stranded.
Freshman left-hander Austin Burdine took the win on the mound going four complete innings while giving up three hits and one run with two strikeouts and one walk. Kyle Colston (one inning), Caleb Brown (one inning), Skylar Lawson (,2) and Tyler Dowdy (.1) all pitched in relief.
Jordan Lambert led the Trojans with two hits and two RBI’s, while Matt Ray, Peyton Callahan and Will Costinett all added one hit and one RBI each.
The Trojans again dominated the Bucks in game two Saturday scoring three runs in the first inning, one in the second and three in the third one a three run homer by sophomore Michael Beloso. The Bucks single hit came in the fifth off reliever Tyler Milligan. Right hand sophomore Matt Ray took the win going four complete while giving up no runs and no hits with three strikeouts and three walks.
Peyton Callahan, Will Costinett and Jordan Lambert all added a hit and an RBI each in the game.
The wins bring the Trojans overall record to 4-1 for the season. Their next action will be Wednesday, February 18 at Moorhead as they take on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves in a twin bill beginning at 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans and Lady Trojans were both defeated in division play Thursday night at home against Holmes Community College with the Lady Trojans losing 67-61 and the Trojans falling 68-66.
The Lady Trojans led the entire first half, with as much as a 10 point advantage at the 8:01 mark, before the Lady Bulldogs hit a three-pointer with their final shot to take a 33-32 lead into the dressing room at the break.
The Delta women regained the lead with their first shot of the second half and again maintained that lead until the two minute mark when Holmes went ahead 60-59. They pushed that lead to four points with a bucket and a foul and the Lady Trojans were forced to foul. The Lady Bulldogs 4-6 from the free throw line to take the win.
Niya Head led the game in scoring with 22 points and a whopping 19 rebounds and was the only Lady Trojan in double figures. The loss drops the MDCC women to 6-14 overall and 3-7 in North Division play.
The Trojans led the division-leading Bulldogs for all but a few seconds of the first half. The Bulldogs took a two point lead on a three-pointer which was answered by Delta’s Darius Dukes with a trey of his own. MDCC ended the half up 34-28.
Mississippi Delta led the second half until the 7:25 mark when Holmes went ahead 57-55. The game see-sawed back and forth and was tied at 66-all with 1:40 remaining. Both teams came up empty on several trips down the court before the Bulldogs hit a bucket with three seconds left. The Trojans last second shot attempt was blocked.
Travon Harper led the Trojans in scoring with 15 points. He was followed by Darius Dukes with 11 points and Zarmarlus Griffin with 10 points. Holmes Daryl Macon led the game with 31 points including 5-10 from beyond the arc.
The loss drops the Trojans to 8-12 overall and leaves them at 4-6 in North Division play. Both teams will be at home again Monday night as they play host to Itawamba Community College at 6 and 8 p.m.