Basketball season comes to an end for both squads

MOORHEAD - Both the women and men’s squads played their last games of the seasons Thursday night against Coahoma CC at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

Coach Burnadette McDonald’s women caged the Lady Tigers the entire first half and took a commanding 35-16 lead into the locker room at the break.

The second half of the game slowly got away from MDCC as Coahoma made a comeback and outscored the Lady Trojans 50-31 in the half to tie the game at 66 and send it to overtime.

The extra period would be a back and forth affair with Coahoma sinking a short floater with under one second left to win it 76-75.

Sophomores TaKyla Dukes and Kenya Arnold each had a double double on the night. Dukes led in scoring with 22 points. She was 9 of 14 from the field and made 3 of 4 three pointers and was 100 percent from the stripe. She pulled down 11 rebounds. Arnold had 21 points making 8 of 15 from the field and 5 of 7 free throws. She tallied 11 rebounds as well.

On the night, the team made 44.1 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the free throw line.

The men’s game was a physical contest that also consisted of a cat and mouse scoring game, but ended with MDCC recording the win by a score of 74-67.

The Trojans squeaked out of the first half of play with a 32-27 lead. They would carry that momentum through the second half with help from Sophomore Dantaveous Crawford, who had a season high night in scoring with 32 points.

Crawford made 10 of 15 shots from the field and hit 11 of 15 from the stripe. His teammate, sophomore Travon Harper, would also help in scoring earning 12 points with five rebounds.

Bariola named Staff Member of the Month

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Kristy Bariola of Greenwood, was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for February. Bariola serves as MDCC's director of library services.

An MDCC employee for 7 years, her daily responsibilities include maintaining up-to-date electronic and print resources, managing the libraries activities and helping students research an item.

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..

15 Feb 2016

Lady Trojans fall to Northwest, men get big win

MOORHEAD – Despite sophomore guard Racquel Harper’s double-double, including a career high 23 points, the Lady Trojans lost 90-73 to the Lady Rangers of Northwest Monday night.

MDCC held their own in the first half a play, going to the locker room down by seven. The Lady Trojans never led in the contest, but out scored the Lady Rangers 18-16 in the second period.

Northwest had a commanding 20-point lead in the second half that MDCC could not come back from.

Harper led the team with 23 points making 8 of 16 field goals and was 5 of 7 from the stripe. She also tallied 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Kenya Arnold also had a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Sara Lytle had a double double for Northwest recording 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Head Coach Derrick Fears’ Trojan basketball team went on a 16-point scoring spree to start the game. They didn’t allow Northwest to score until four minutes into the first half.

The teams were evenly matched and highly physical from start to finish with each team having a player foul out.

For the Trojans, sophomore center Travon Harper led the team with 17 points making 7 of 12 front the field and was 100 percent from the free throw line. He racked up seven rebounds on the night. Sophomores Dantaveous Crawford and Willie Brunson weren’t far behind Harper with 14 and 13 points respectfully.

Both teams travel to Goodman today to take on Holmes Community College.

Trojan football prepares for first tryout

Head Coach Jeff Tatum and his staff will hold its first football tryouts on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Jim Randall Stadium. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and those trying out are asked to bring both cleats and tennis shoes.

Tryouts will be on the field, weather permitting, along with some indoor drills. Testing may include but not limited to height and weight measurements, 20-yard shuttle, 40-yard dash, standing broad jump, bench press, vertical jump and agilities and football positional drills.

MDCC selects Hall of Fame inductees

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Mississippi Delta’s 2015-16 Hall of Fame process is complete and seven deserving students were selected.

Pictured, from left, are Brandon Schroeder, of Greenwood, Devin Mitchell, of Carrollton, Kalesha Williams, of Pace, Erin Jo Galey, of Coila, Hannah Leflore, of Greenwood, Hannah Garrett, of Greenville, and Richard Andrew Long, of Greenwood.

“Being selected for Hall of Fame is one of the biggest honors a student can receive while at Mississippi Delta Community College,” says Vice President of Instruction Carol Walden.

To be considered for the award, you must be a sophomore, have a 3.5 cumulative GPA through the first term of your sophomore year, have been enrolled at MDCC for three consecutive full semesters, rendered service and contributions to the school, possess leadership and loyalty qualities and presently be enrolled at the college. Instructors and club advisors nominate students who meet these qualifications.

08 Feb 2016

MDCC gains 14 baseball signees

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta Community College welcomed 14 seniors to its 2017 baseball team during the NJCAA signing period.

“We are very excited to add these 14 young men to our program,” says Head Coach Michael Avalon.

“Coach Edmonson has a done tremendous job in the scouting and recruiting of these student-athletes. Not only is the largest group to join our program in January during the past 5 years, but we believe it is the most talented. We look forward to these young men representing our college, our program, themselves and their families during their time at Mississippi Delta Community College. Each of them understand the expectations and responsibilities that comes with being a student-athlete with Trojan Baseball.”

Take a look at the 2016 Trojan Signing Class:

Hunter Allen – LHP, Pearl High School
Clayton Gaines – RHP, Lake Cormorant High School
Will Godfrey – C, New Hope High School
Da’Tavious Hackler - IF, Greenville High School
Clay Hillhouse – IF, Houston High School
Hunter Hughes – LHP, Saltillo High School
Dawson Ivey – IF, Clarkdale Attendance Center
Trey Jones – Desoto Central High School
Blake McKinley – RHP, Ethel High School
Wesley Ross – RHP/IF, Bruce High School
Taylor Shaffer – OF, Yazoo County High School
Channing Tapley – IF/RHP, Hebron Christian
Dylan Usry – RHP, Lake High School
Mason Wilkerson – RHP/C, South Panola High School

The Trojans open its 2016 season with four road games before playing at home on Feb. 20 against Southeast Iowa CC starting at noon.