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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Lady Trojans fall to Co-Lin in hoops action

Mississippi Delta’s Lady Trojans (0-6) started strong against the Lady Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College Monday night at J.T. Hall Coliseum outscoring them in the first quarter, but could not hold on in the end falling 68-48 on the hardwood.

MDCC forced Co-Lin’s hand in the first half causing them to turn the ball over 15 times, which combined with the Lady Trojan’s shooting only 25 percent (6-for-24) from the floor kept the game tight.

Co-Lin had a surge late in the second period to take a 31-27 lead into the locker room at the break. At the half, freshman guard Netanya Wilkerson led MDCC in scoring with nine points.

The ballgame was all Co-Lin in the second half as they outscored the Lady Trojans 37-21. On the night, MDCC shot 72 percent from the stripe (18-for-25) and 22 percent beyond the arc (2-for-9).

Monday’s game against Co-Lin was the Lady Trojans last home game before the Christmas break. The team will travel to Summit Thursday to play Southwest Mississippi Community College.

Lady Trojan Named All-Star MVP

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.

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