Trojans lose division opener in hoops

On Monday, MDCC’s men’s and women’s basketball programs traveled to Booneville to battle against the Tigers of Northeast Mississippi CC at Bonner Arnold Coliseum in their opening north division games. Both teams journeyed home with their first division loses.

In the women’s game, NEMCC struck first by putting four unanswered points on the board before MDCC sophomore forward Kenya Arnold would get a shot to fall from underneath.

First period play consisted of back and forth scoring from both squads with NEMCC leading 22-16 at the end of it.

With four minutes left in the second period, the Lady Trojans took the lead, but wouldn’t be able to hold on to it going into halftime. The Lady Tigers lead 39-38 at the break.

At the half, sophomore guards Racquel Harper and McKinnon Skeen led the team with 11 and seven points respectfully. First half stats show MDCC making 50 percent from the field and NEMCC making 56.7 percent from the field.

In the third period, the Lady Trojans kept the score close and tied it at 43 with 5:25 left on the clock. MDCC would go on a six-point scoring run to take a 49-43 lead with 3:00 left in third period and carry the lead well into the final period of play.

The squads would share the lead in the final period of play, but NEMCC would take the win by a score of 69-61. The Lady Trojans fall to 1-8 overall and 0-1 in the north division.

Sophomore guard Racquel Harper led the team with 18 points making 6 of 13 from the field and 5 of 7 free throws. Harper also racked up four rebounds, three assists and three steals on the night. Freshman forward O’Nesha Hunt scored 10 points making 3 of 7 from the field and 4 of 6 free throws. Hunt accumulated three rebounds and two steals.

In the men’s matchup, the Trojans won the tip but couldn’t convert on their first possession. Sophomore forward Dantaveous Crawford answered NEMCC’s five-point scoring run with a two-handed slam for two early in the first half.

NEMCC led until 14:33 left in the first half when Crawford sank a three to put MDCC ahead 10-7. Sophomore forward Travon Harper’s two-handed slam would extend the lead to 12-7 after the Trojans rebounded a missed Tiger shot with 13:36 left in the half.

Crawford and Harper put on a nice dunking contest for the crowd in the first half with three between the two of them, but the Tigers would take a 39-35 lead to the locker room at the half.

Halftime leaders for MDCC were sophomores Jaylen Ford and Crawford with nine and seven points respectfully. Ford made 3 of 7 from the field all of which were three- pointers.

NEMCC came out lighting up the scoreboard with threes in the second half and the Trojans found themselves trailing 71-63 with 5:06 left to play.

With 2:00 minutes left in the game, MDCC faced its largest deficit of the game down 83-68. NEMCC would go on to win by a score of 87-68. The Trojans fall to 8-2 overall and 0-1 in division play.

Monday’s game was the final competition for the fall semester. Both teams will resume play on Jan. 4, 2016 playing host to Southwest Mississippi CC with doubleheader action starting at 6 p.m. at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

MDCC hoops split with Baton Rouge

The Lady Trojans watched their record fall to 1-7 after a loss to the Lady Bears of Baton Rouge CC Thursday night at J.T. Hall Coliseum.

BRCC scored first within the opening minute of play with a short jumper for two by freshman guard Rhomyia Tate.

The first period was a back-and-forth scoring match between the squads, but halfway through the period MDCC sophomore guard McKinnon Skeen drilled a three to put her team up 8-5, which was its first lead of the night.

The Lady Trojans took advantage of a trip to the stripe just before the end of the first period to tie it at 17. They would take a 36-33 lead into the locker room at the half, but struggled in the second half of play.

With just under seven minutes left in the third period, MDCC gave up the lead and never regained it. The fell to the Lady Bears by a score of 74-58

Freshman forward O’Nesha Hunt and sophomore guard Racquel Harper led the team in scoring with 21 and 15 points respectfully.

Freshman guard Cora Cooley led the team in rebounds with five.

Head Coach Derrick Fears and his men’s team (8-1) battled with a short lead against the Bears of Baton Rouge CC in the first half of the game, but started to pull away after the break to end the night with a 78-62 victory.

They took a 21-point lead, which was the longest of the night, late in the second half. On the night, the team tallied a total of 78 points making 46.7 percent (26 of 60) from the field and 55.6 percent (15 of 27) free throws.

Sophomores Jaylen Ford, Travon Harper and Dantaveous Crawford led the team in scoring with 16, 15 and 13 points respectfully.

Harper also led the team in rebounds with nine.

Both teams will travel to Northeast Mississippi CC in Boonville on Monday, Dec. 7 to open division play at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Art Department holiday sale

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The Art Department is having a holiday sale!  

Paintings and pottery by Art Department faculty and students are on sale today and tomorrow, from 9am to 2pm.  Stop by the department to get some shopping done or to simply browse.

02 Dec 2015

Phi Beta Lambda Christmas party

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PBL Christmas Party
Monday, December 7th at Noon
Private Dining Room in the Cafeteria
Don't forget to bring food or drinks and a $5 gift
If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Street.

02 Dec 2015

Ambassadors to perform in Indianola holiday event

The Ambassadors will be performing during the "A Candy Cane Christmas" Tree Lighting in downtown Indianola tomorrow night, December 1st, at 5:00 pm.  The lighting will be in the "Looking Good" lot at the corner of Front and Second Street.  Come out for the festivities!

30 Nov 2015

MDCC hoops split in pre-holiday tournament

Both Mississippi Delta basketball teams participated in a tournament at Northwest Mississippi CC in Senatobia, Miss. Thursday afternoon and brought home a loss and a win respectfully.

The Lady Trojans (1-5) started off strong against the Lady Cougars of Lawson State CC with sophomore guard McKinnon Skeen sinking a three.

MDCC would carry the lead throughout the entire first period of play. A strong drive to the basket by sophomore guard Racquel Harper would put the lead to 11, which was the longest in the opening period.

Up 22-11, MDCC would start strong in the second period, but would have to defend against Lawson State’s fast breaks and post players doing work underneath.

Coach Bernadette McDonald’s squad went to the locker room at the half with a 38-26 lead. Harper led the team during the first half with 12 points making 3 of 4 from the field and being perfect from beyond the arc and from the stripe.

The Lady Cougars would speed things up in the second half and come back to take the lead 50-48 with 7:35 left to play in the final period. Behind by one and facing the final minute of play, the Lady Trojans took advantage of a trip to the free throw line to tie it up at 59, but wouldn’t be able to hang on.

Lawson State would over power MDCC and go on to win 63-59. O’Nesha Hunt and Harper led the team in scoring with 15 and 13 points respectfully. Hunt was 7 of 10 from the field with two rebounds.

The men’s team played Faith Prep from Marion, Ark. directly after the women’s game Thursday afternoon.

The Trojans (5-1) got on the board first, but Faith Prep answered by driving down the court and got the layup to fall to tie it 2-2 at the start of the game.

With 11:02 left in the first half of play, MDCC would go up 21-9 and never look back. It would go to the break leading 41-32.

In the second half, the Trojans would extend the lead to 74-48, which was the longest of the night. MDCC would defeat Faith Prep by a final score of 84-61.

Game leaders for MDCC were sophomore forwards Dantaveous Crawford and Travon Harper with each scoring 17 points.

Crawford was 5 of 8 from the field and perfect from the stripe and beyond the arc. Harper was 7 of 11 from the field and made 2 of 5 free throws. Freshman center Michael Sission led the team in rebounds with nine.

Both teams will travel to Wesson to take on Copiah-Lincoln CC on Monday, Nov. 30 then return home to host Baton Rouge CC on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.