CLARKSDALE – Monday’s matchups against Coahoma proved to be two physical and hard-fought games on the court for the Mississippi Delta basketball programs.
Coach Burnadette McDonald’s women’s team held the lead through the entire first period until Coahoma pushed ahead late in the second period to take a 32-23 lead at the break. Racquel Harper led the Lady Trojans in scoring at the half with seven.
Coahoma would continue to lead the contest the rest of the game. MDCC rallied for a comeback late in the fourth quarter but dropped the decision 64-63.
In the men’s nightcap, Coach Derrick Fears’ squad (10-7, 2-4) would battle Coahoma through regulation play and into its first overtime appearance to decide the game’s outcome. In the end, the Trojans fell 93-86, but not before displaying an energetic two halves of play.
The game was tied 18 times during regulation play including being tied at 35 at the half. The largest lead by either team in the second half was four points.
With .01 second remaining on the clock, sophomore Travon Harper drew a foul sending CCC to the free throw line, but they couldn’t convert, which sent the game into overtime.
MDCC took a brief two-point lead to start overtime play, but CCC quickly regained the lead and carried throughout the remainder of the ballgame.
For MDCC, sophomore Dantaveous Crawford had a double double and led the team in scoring with 24 points making 12 of 18 from the field and recording 12 rebounds.
Sophomore Travon Harper had 18 points making 5 of 11 from the field and 8 of 12 free throws. Harper also had eight rebounds on the night.
Both squads will resume play at J.T. Hall Coliseum on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. against Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to announce the hire of Anna Daniels as its Student Success Coach.
The Indianola, Miss. native will be working under a Student Success Initiative Grant in the Student Success Center, which will provide students additional support services with the goal of increasing both retention and graduation rates.
“It became apparent during the interview process that Ms. Daniels was uniquely qualified to develop this office and provide a valuable resource for our students,” says Brent Gregory Ph.D., MDCC associate vice president for enrollment management.
“We look forward to having her on our staff and developing new strategies to assist students at MDCC.”
Daniels is an Indianola Academy graduate and received a bachelor’s degree in human sciences from Mississippi State University in 2015.
Shea Hitchcock of Indianola, Miss., was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for January. Hitchcock works in the MDCC bookstore.
An MDCC employee for 10 years, her daily responsibilities include ordering online books for students and assembling visual displays with merchandise.
“I get to use my artistic ability to set up displays and arrangements,” she said. “I am fortunate to have a boss who allows me some creative freedom to do this.”
Mississippi Delta Community College student Hannah Leflore was recognized as the Higher Education Awareness Day Working toward Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) student of the year for 2015.
Sponsored by the Mississippi legislature, the award honors academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence.
A Greenwood native, Leflore is a sophomore at MDCC and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a member of the Ambassadors, co-editor of the yearbook and a member of the Baptist Student Union. She is the daughter of Stan and Jan Leflore.
After graduating from MDCC, Leflore plans to attend Delta State University and major in Speech and Hearing Sciences.
Leflore is among the state’s honorees invited to the Mississippi Capitol for Higher Education Appreciation Day. The goal of Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education, and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today’s society and prepared to meet future challenges. To this end, one student and faculty honoree are annually selected from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges to participate in the Appreciation Day activities.
Mississippi Delta Community College offers innovative classes to help students pass their GED. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. The program is not only geared toward helping students pass their GED, but also guiding them toward a career pathway and helping them enter the workforce.
Registration begins on January 11th at the Allen-Foley Career, Technical, and Adult Education Complex. It will begin at 8:00 A.M. and end at 2:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided.
There is still time to register for spring classes at Mississippi Delta Community College. All campuses – Greenville, Greenwood, Drew and Moorhead - will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 to assist students with enrollment.
The 2016 spring session (full-term) runs Jan. 11 – May 5 and the e-Learning session (online) runs Jan. 19 – April 30. Special sessions will also be offered online and in the classroom. Click here for a full course listing.
To learn more about registering for courses, contact the Office of Counseling, Recruiting and Advising by calling 662-246-6361 or 662-246-MDCC.