Trojans take down Tigers 90-73 in rivalry game

Mississippi Delta battled against the Tigers of Coahoma Community College Monday in an anticipated rivalry match-up at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

CCC took the lead for the first 4:19 of the game before the Trojans took control and ran away with the contest.

In the first half, MDCC would steadily add to their lead by staying poised and not giving up turnovers.

MDCC would out score CCC by 23 points and go to the break with a 48-25 lead. The Trojans would go up 66-35, which was the biggest lead they had in the contest, with 13:13 left to play in the ballgame.

The Trojans wore the Tigers down by utilizing their size under the basket and constantly challenging their post players.

Head Coach Derrick Fears’ squad would add a win to its record with a final score of 90-73.

On the game, MDCC shot 51 percent from the field, 24 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the charity stripe. The Trojans were perfect from the free throw line in the first half sinking 6-of-6.

Sophomore centers Michael Sission and Xavier Appleberry along with freshman point guard Queshod Young were big factors on the night with all three scoring 15 points for the Trojans.

Sission’s other stats tallied eight rebounds with two assists. Young had three rebounds with six assists while Appleberry brought down nine rebounds on the night.

Other scorers were freshman forward James Jones and sophomore guard Jabarie Escoffery with 14 and 12 points respectfully.

The win improves the Trojans record to 8-9 (3-3) on the season. 

The Trojans travel to Goodman Monday night to face Holmes Community College with tipoff slated for 8 p.m.

Kelly named January Staff Member of the Month

Amber Kelly, of Belzoni, was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month for January. Kelly is the director of financial aid.

Her daily responsibilities include assisting students in obtaining Financial Aid at the federal state and institutional levels.

“I enjoy seeing students we help in the Office of Financial Aid succeed and reach their maximum potential,” said Kelly.

Kelly earned an Associate of Arts degree from MDCC, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi Valley State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Delta State University.

She was awarded the Trojan Spirit Award in 2014-15 and is a member of the Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Mississippi Community and Junior College Student Aid Administrators Association.

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee of the Month Award. The staff appreciation committee is comprised of staff members representing different areas of the college.

This committee randomly selects a department each month, and the employees working in that department select the award recipient. For more information about the selection process, contact Felicia Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

29 Jan 2017

Trojans announce 2017 baseball schedule

Head Coach Dan Rives and company will open the 2017 campaign on the road Feb. 10 in Millington, Tenn. with a double header against Dyersburg State Community College in game one and Lincoln Trail College in game two.

The Trojans will compete in eight straight games on the road before playing host to Southwest Tennessee Community College on Feb. 25 at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex on the Moorhead campus.

Rives is in his first year at MDCC and eager to show what his Trojans bring to the table against the rest of the MACJC.

“We are very excited about getting the 2017 season underway. Our players and coaching staff have worked extremely hard to this point and are looking forward to playing a challenging slate,” says Rives.

“I hope our community and surrounding areas will support these young men by coming out and watching them play.”

The Trojans open conference play at Northeast Mississippi Community College on March 22 in Boonville.

Home games include: Southwest Tennessee Community College, Arkansas Baptist College, Southwest Mississippi Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Holmes Community College, Pearl River Community College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Jones County Junior College and Hinds Community College.

Be sure to check our website,, or follow us on Twitter (@MDCCATHLETICS) for information on video streaming home and away games.

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Trojans fall in hardwood nail biter

MOORHEAD – The Trojans (5-7, 0-1) opened division play at home Thursday night against the Bulldogs of Holmes Community College.

A valiant second half rally by the Trojans would make the game exciting for those in attendance, but it would not be enough for the win. Holmes defeated the Trojans 71-68 in the final seconds of the game.

The game was a back and forth physical one from start to finish. Holmes would lead the game until half way through the second half when MDCC started pushing back.

In the last five minutes of the game, the teams would tie the score four times. Sophomore guard Jabarie Escoffery would draw a foul and sink two freebies to put MDCC up 66-64 with 1:32 left in the contest.

But with 1:00 minute left, the Bulldogs answered the call by scoring two to tie it 66-66.

Mikkel Norment would go to the hoop, make the shot, draw the foul and head to the free throw line with under one minute to play. Normen’s basket on the foul and made free throw would inch the lead to 69-66.

MDCC would take the ball down the court and get the layup to fall to make it 69-68. Holmes would do the same on their end of the court to take the last lead of the night at 71-68 with under 15 seconds left in the contest.

The Trojans travel to Fulton Tuesday, Jan. 17 to face the Indians of Itawamba Community College. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.

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Lady Trojans fall in opening division play

MOORHEAD – The Lady Trojans (1-9,0-1) fall to Holmes Community College Thursday night by a score of 63-41 in opening division play at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

For Head Coach Burnadette McDonald, that makes the second loss in a row for her young team.

McDonald’s starting five consisted of sophomore veterans Ariana Sims, Cora Cooley, O’Nesha Hunt, Alexis Caldwell and freshman Alexis Augustus.

The Lady Bulldogs started the game with the ball after the tipoff went out of bound on the Lady Trojans.

Holmes would inbound the ball and score. They carried and widened the lead for the rest of the game. Freshmen Vaquela Pimpton and Nhamia Wilson lead the team in scoring with 10 and 13 points respectfully.

For the Lady Trojans, August lead the team in scoring with 13 points shooting 6 of 14 from the field and 1 of 4 from the stripe. Caldwell ranked second in scoring with eight making 2 of 9 from the field and 50 percent from the stripe.

The team travels to Fulton Tuesday, Jan. 17 to take on the Indians of Itawamba Community College. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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MDCC announces fall academic honor lists

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to announce that 91 students made the President’s List, 213 students made the Dean’s List and 275 students made the Honor’s List, which equals 579 students being recognized for their work in the classroom.

These lists include students who have, as judged by their grade marks, done superior academic work during the fall term. Students with a 4.0 average are listed on the President’s List while students with an average ranging from 3.5-3.99 are listed on the Dean’s List and those with a 3.0-3.49 are on the Honor’s List.

President’s List: Victoria Adams, Mary Barnes, Jordan Bellipanni, Julie Boone, Briana Bradley, Dallas Bright, Arasha Brown, Karlye Burden, Harrison Burford, Hayden Burford, Andrew Carithers, Amelia Carr, Peyton Chambers, Destiny Chase, Caleb Christian, Nick Cocilova, Robert Davis, Taylor Diamond, Savell Duett, Lindsey Dunaway, Joshua Eide, Stephen Elmore, Esperanza Fair, Dylan Foster, Anna Garrard, Katessa Gary, Virginia Goetzinger, Mary Gregg, Rodtrize Hamilton, Yorvetta Harvey, Weber Herbison, Corey Hite, Daniel Holloway, Kristen Horton, LaDarion Howard, Lindsey Hubbard, Alexis Hudson, Coleby Hutchinson, Dawson Ivey, Angelica James, Reginald James, Ursula Johns, Kabreisha Johnson, David Jones, Jasmine Jones, Nathaniel Jones, Mary Kimbrell, Williams Lee, Sarah Leflore, Cassandra Lowe, Diamond Manning Kiana Manning, Ambrinica McCoy, De’Angelo McDaniel, Brittany McTeer, Michael Mckinley, Zana Mcneese, Jerry Mitchell, Nicholas Moorman, Kaitlyn Morris, Anna-Laura Oswalt, Jonathan Oswalt, Taylor Peden, Timothy Peoples, James Powell, Samyia Purnell, Kyla Rice, Anna Robertson, Dillon Russell, Jana Santucci, Kathryn Schrader, Michael Sewell, Mollie Simpson, Mary Smith, Preslie Smith, Gina Soliz, Bradley Spealman, Tristain Steadman, Gary Strickland, Kaleb Tapley, Ashley Thomas, Anna Toler, Reginald Walker, Latedra Washington, Hayden Williams, Barbara Wilson, Kiara Wilson, Alesa Woolfolk, Michael Wyrick.

Dean’s List: Alyssa Addison, Thomas Ainsworth, Naseem Alhaj, Jasmine Allen, Michael Allen, Antonio Arrington, Alexis Austin, Kaylen Bailey, Gabriel Barber, Jessica Barnett, LaDeja Beckworth, Tambranecia Beckworth, Corieyunna Beverly, Samantha Bolden, Mary Bond, James Bradford, Shakayjah Bradley, James Buckner, Cedricka Byars, Salena Caldwell, Danielle Campbell, Bryan Capel, Maryiah Captain, Chloe Carpenter, Dajahvon Cashaw, John Chapman, Peyton Clanton, Juwana Clark, Tekia Clark, Madisyn Collier, Jameese Conegie, Ranesha Cook, Cemetric Cooper, Anna Corder, Charlie Cremeen, Jasmine Cummings, Christopher Davis, Dakarria Davis, Dexter Davis, Mallory Davis, Daniel Dean, Travis Deloach, John Dickerson, Brea Domino, Jacarra Dotson, Diedre Dubois, Airenisha Dukes, Dalton Elkins, Jamethia Elmore, Katlyn Ferguson, Bruce Filgo, Jocelyn foreman, Amber Franklin, Delandria Fults, Breanna Gardner, Jonathan Gee, Jaleel Gibbs, Judy Gibbs, William Godfrey, Lakendra Goodman, Jace Gordon, Summer Gordon, Alana Goss, Jeremy Govan, Ro’Yesia Gray, Rodonte Grey, Ana Grimaldo, Talicia Hall, LaDarius Hamilton, Keoshia Harris, Stacey Harris, Debra Hawkins, Laurie Hawkins, Anthony Hayes, Valerie Headd, Mary Henderson, Demond Henley, Jakedra Henry, Bennie Higgins, Walter Hill, Madison Hood, Kameron Hooker, Keandra Hopkins, Antavius Humbert, O’Nesha Hunt, Brantley Hutchinson, Angela Ikenga, Jamarqus Jackson, Haley Johns, Raven Johnson, Tommie Johnson, Zakeithia Johnson, Ashley Jones, Kiviyon Jones, Merideth Jones, Casey Kelly, Marquvius Kirkham, Anthony Lambre, Payton Lane, Mary Lang, Heather Lee, Jereme Lemons, Casey Lewis, Jaleshia Lloyd, Crystal Lofton, Michael Lofton, Cortaveon Mack, Aaronique Malone, Williams Marlow, Cole Marsh, Kaneitha Mason, Jordan McLendon, Barbara McPherson, Amanda Mccain, Stevie Mcgaugh, Lekia Mcroy, Felisha Middleton, Elora Miller, Marissa Mingo, Katy Montgomery, Andrea Moore, Hugo Moreno, Makenna Morgan, Joshua Morris, Kristiana Morris, Markeita Morris, Andrew Moseley, Shatsza Motton, Jamily Myrick, Courtney Nance, Shonna Neatherby, Shaquanna Nolden, Keyra Norals, Austin Oberle, Kurt Owen, Kaylor Owens, Brendan Painter, Everard Pantin, Alexandria Parker, Devangkumar Patel, Satina Peden, Eriq Peoples, Tiffany Phillips, Nathan Pilutti, Keiatrice Pitts, Tammarra Powell, Kendall Prescott, Kim Randle, David Ray, Adam Reifers, Taraneika Reynolds, Ava Rhoads, Breeanna Rhoads, Wendell Rieves, Christa Roach, Griffith Roberts, Kimberly Roscoe, James Ross, Tyrek Rounds, Raquel Ruiz, Jessica Sappingotn, Darius Scott, Johnathan Shamblin, Caleb Shaw, Mykel Smith, Nicole Smith, Kylah Smothers, Cristi Sparks, Meredith Stafford, Crosby Stevens, Charity Stokes, Dalton Tabb, Alyvia Tadlock, Austin Taylor, Bailey Taylor, Sarah Terry, Courtney Tharp, Mary Theunissen, Haley Thomas, Amber Thompson, Landry Tonos, Edward Tuetken, William Turner, Molly Upchurch, Jennifer Vestal, Chakeidria Wade, Kaylyn Walker, Hannah Ware, Preston Warrington, Daren Washington, Keosha Weatherspoon, Brianna Webb, Amber Weeks, Kathrine Wells, Alexandria Westbrook, Katesha White, Kenja White, Laprecia White, Jeremy Whitfield, Brittney Williams, Jakeither Williams, Otha Williams, Shelby Williams, Kianique Willis, Aaliyah Wilson, Mari Wilson, Christian Wolfe, Mary Woods, Joshua Wooley, Kalandra Young, Queshod Young.

Honor’s List: Shelby Aderholt, Enedina Agado, Spencer Allegrazza, Nancy Amaro, Janina Anderson, Shakara Appleberry, Njemanze Armstrong, Brittany Atkinson, Keenon Bady, Bethany Bankston, Maurice Banyon, Dortha Beasley, Angelissa Bell, mary Bell, Timothy Bell, Kristjan Bellipanni, Willie Binder, Morgan Blankenship, Dakota Bledsoe, Jaterria Bolden, Shelby Bracken, Carolyne Bradley, Christopher Bent, Tanya Briggs, John Brooks, Keenan Brooks, Alanna Brown, Justine Brown, Laquita Brown, Ronald Brown, Salliyah Brown, Steven Burchfield, Dwain Burns, Thomas Carnell, Kellie Carr, Amber Carroll, Keslon Cartwright, Jesus Centeno, Lequlis Champion, Farah Chandler, Casey Cockhren, A’Lexus Conway, Christopher Conway, Mary Cook, Hadiya Cooks, Ashley Cooper, Ricky Cooper, Daniel Counts, Lisa Crawford, Robert Crocker, Maya Crowley, Christopher Davenport, Charity Davis, Tacara Davis, Dillon Dew, Kayla Dorsey, Denarious Dotson, Cameron Douglas, Mary Downs, Anna Duke, Sherry Eddins, Alexandria Edmonds, Adrienne Edwards, Deja Edwards, JaCarra Edwards, Bryan Ezell, Hannah Farmer, Rhyan Ferguson, Jeffery Fleming, John Flint, Camden Forbes, Amber Ford, JaMichaell Ford, Dominica Franklin, Jonathan Freeman, Darius Gainwell, Alecea Gales, D’airea Gary, Lubretta Gary, Canishia Gatlin, Christopher George, Damarcus Gilliam, Willie Gilson, Ravion Glasper, Latisha Green Hillary Griffin, Meagan Grisham, Victoria Gurley, Da’Tavious Hackler, Mae Hall, Morlijah Hall, Ryan Hannah, Christian Harris, Dylan Harris, Jonquela Harris, Ryan Harris, Ariel Hawkins, Shabreka Hawkins, Tammie Hawthorne, Madison Hays, Debra Henderson, Lynell Henderson, Timothy Henderson, Paige Hernandez, Amanda Hodge, Kevin Hodge, Hannah-Linn Holcomb, Roxie Hollins, El’Johnthan Holston, Jillian Hubbard, Jacob Hudson, Lashoronda Hugg, Cortesha Hughes, Brenda Jefferson, Ebony Jefferson, Alexis Jernigan, Teirney Jernigan, Carlie Johnson, Dequita Johnson, Donyelle Johnson, Howard Johnson, Karlisa Johnson, Lakydra Johnson, roshonda Johnson, Danny Jones, Dendrius Jones, Keenan Jones Matthew Jones, Teneisha Jones, William Keith, Bryant kennedy Sumer Kersh, Rosalind Keys, Cathryn Kilgore, Reuben Kince, Vincent Knight, Faren Knox, Antoinette Kun, David Lake. Reece Lamb, Andrew Lambre, Adrienne Lance, Mikala Landrum, DeAshjanae Lawrence, John Lawrence, Regina Lee, haley Lester, Allie Lewis, Cantavia Lewis, Taniyah Lewis, Marjorie Liggins, Kaliah Lindsey, Schnya Litt, Cadarius Little, Patrisha Lollis, Jamion Lowery, Travez Lyles, TeDarius Maggiefield, Imani Marks, Briyonna Marshall, Antonio Mays, Foutajhla McClee, Amy McCline, Donneshia McGee, Emilee McGowan, Katheryn McWilliams, Daniel Mcginnis, Letoria Minton, Caterius Monroe, April Montesi, Andrea Moore, Amelia Morris, Nathan Mosely, Katrina Myles, Shermaine Nash, Sebrina Nathan, Keshuane Nelson, Christopher Nichols, jaden Nichols, Mildred Oliver, Raven Oltremari, Tyra Parks, Christopher Pearson, Janie Perez, Manuel Perez, Joshua Perrett, Rycha Perry Shaquanta Pettis, Joseph Pinkston, Joshua Pinkston, Franks Prewitt, Jackson Price, Torrey Price, Anaston Purpora, Arshdeep Randhawa, Kelly Redding, Jarvis Riley, Quandarius Riley, Staige Roberts Byron Robinson, Koutney Robinson, Maleka Robinson, Azrel Rodgers, Eric Rossetti Omar Rucker, Tiana Rule, Edgar Sanchez Moreno, Thaddeus Sanders, Tiara Sanders, Ariel Sandford, Peyton Saxton, Victoria Seaton, Talyn Shaffer, LeDarius Shavers, Jennifer Shepherd, Qua’Undria Small, Felicia Smith, Mary Smith, Tytianna Smith, Mykalah Soliz, Brandon Spealman, Jessie Speegle, Jalen Stanley, Carmichael Stevenson, Anna Stone, Mary Street, Shelby Stringfellow, Tavereen Sykes, Javian Tabor, Antravious Thomas, Jozcelyn Thomas, Justin Thornton, Bree Tice, Alex Tillis, Dana Toole Clinton Trotter Khristina Vassar, Kayla Vaughn, Asiah Ward, Kayla Ware, Jarvis Watkins, Kelsi Watson, David Westrope, Kalaia Whales, Brittany White, Danesha White, Desmonique White, Jonathan Whtie, NeTanya Wilkerson, Matthew Willard, Ebony Williams-Fox, Antwoine Williams, David Williams, Jalah Williams, Tyler Williams, Iesha Willis, Nyesha Willis, Morgan Wilson, Quinton Wilson, Royshondra Wilson, Teanna Wilson, Dustin Wolfe, Aleena Woods, Jayshawn Woods, Riaesheaun Woods, Stephanie Woods, Myah Wright Alicia Weestenhoefer, Anthony Young, Ashley Young Jarrel Young, Nancy Yu, Marisela Zuniga.

12 Jan 2017