Mississippi Delta Community College sophomore forward Ashanti Spencer of Bentonia was named MVP of the women’s MACJC All-Star basketball game held last Friday at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Spencer poured in a game-high 13 points to lead the North All-Star team to an 81-69 victory over the South All-Stars. Mississippi Delta sophomore guard Krystal Nailer of Shaw was the North’s second high scorer with 11 points.
On the men’s side, MDCC sophomore guard Johnny Rucker of Yazoo City was the second highest scorer for the North team which lost 121-117 in a shootout to the South. Trojan sophomore guard Marquarius Boddie of Memphis scored three points for the North.
Audra Perry has been selected by her peers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month. A native of Pontotoc, Miss., she currently resides in Greenville, Miss., and has been employed at MDCC for three years. Perry stated, "Whether it is faculty, staff, or administrators, I enjoy collaborating with and getting to know people who work in departments across campus. Being in the student services area is exciting because each day brings about its own set of challenges. It is fulfilling to know my work allows me to have a positive impact on others' lives."
MDCC SPORTS HALL OF FAME members for 2014 were inducted during a banquet Saturday night at the J.T. Hall Coliseum. They are (l. to r.) Dr. Reagan Ford (football, baseball 1966-68) of Starkville, Kevin Rogers (baseball 1986-88) of Cleveland, Michel DeJean (baseball 1988-90) of Monroe, LA, Pat Hare (basketball, tennis, track 1979-81) of Aiken, NC, and Bethe Williams Becker (Jimmy Bellipanni Distinguished Trojan Award) of Greenwood.
Dr. Ford is originally from Drew.
Pat Hare is originally from Greenwood and worked for a number of years in Greenville.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a pair of baseball games with the Northwest Community College Rangers Saturday at Senatobia losing game one 8-6 and winning game two 8-7.
Game one was nip-and-tuck for the first six innings. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and the Trojans answered with three runs in the top of the second only to see Northwest regain the lead with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame.
Both teams score a run each in the third before the Trojans gained the upper hand with two runs in the fifth. But, the Rangers responded with a three run seventh to take the win. Devontae Wilson took the loss on the mound going six complete while giving up eight runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts.
Carson Crites led Mississippi Delta at the plate with three RBI’s on three hits including two solo homeruns and a double. Colby Manor and Tyler Mize both hit into RBI doubles. Getting a hit apiece were Jacob Shempert, Jason Berry, Peyton Callahan and Michael Beloso.
Game two saw the Trojans tee off with a four run innings thanks in part to a three run homer by Jason Berry who ended the night with five RBI’s on two hits. Northwest answered with three runs in the bottom of the frame but the Trojans came back with three runs of their own in the second.
The Rangers added a run in the bottom of the second and the Trojans responded with a run in the fourth to claim an 8-4 lead through three. Northwest chipped away at the lead with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth but were held scoreless through the final two frames.
Chase Palasini and Brad Cummins had two hits and one RBI each, while Conner Osborne added an RBI single. Tyler Mize connected for two hits, while Carson Crites, Colby Manor, and Michael Beloso had a hit each. Drew Pellum took the win on the mound going 2.1 innings giving up two runs on three hits and striking out one batter.
The Trojans overall record now stands at 22-14 overall and 11-7 in the North Division. Mississippi Delta will be at home this Tuesday in a crucial doubleheader with North Division foe Itawamba Community College. Game one, a nine innings affair, begins at 1 p.m.