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Sports Briefs

By Staff
Nov. 1, 2001
MCC tips off season at home tonight
The Eagles and Lady Eagles of Meridian Community College will tip of the area junior college basketball season tonight when Coahoma Community College pays a visit to the Ivy Sports Center.
The women's game is set to begin at 6 p.m., with the men starting around 8 p.m.
East Central Community College opens play on Friday when the Warriors and Lady Warriors travel to Goodman to take on Holmes Community College with the women's game tipping off at 5 p.m.
East Mississippi Community College begins the 2000-2001 season on Monday when the Lions and Lady Lions take on homestanding MCC at the Ivy Sports Center. Girls' tip-off is at 6 p.m.
The Bobcats and Lady Bobcats of Jones Junior College also open play on Monday, when they host Holmes. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8.
Previews of the MCC, ECCC and EMCC women's team and men's and women's schedules are on page 5C of today's paper. The men's previews will run on Sunday.
Austin Bishop
Wayne County takes on No. 1 Moss Point
GAUTIER The Lady War Eagles of Wayne County High School, ranked No. 6 in the state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, is set to take on No. 1-ranked Moss Point in the Gautier Preseason Basketball Tournament tonight.
Wayne County is 3-0 on the year, having taken handy wins over Bay High and Gulfport in the Gautier tournament. The Lady War Eagles began the season with an impressive 72-55 over perennial powerhouse Noxubee County in the Choctaw Classic last Saturday.
Austin Bishop
Suspended USM players won't make trip
HATTIESBURG. (AP) Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower has extended the suspensions of three players who were held out of last week's game for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Wide receiver Kenneth Johnson, running back Timmy Blackwell and center Brock Anderson will not make the trip to Penn State for Saturday's game.
They were suspended for the upcoming game and will be re-evaluated after that,'' Bower said. The three players practiced with the scout team on Tuesday, Bower said.
Johnson and Blackwell, both sophomores, have started games this season. Johnson is the team's second-leading receiver with 16 catches and Blackwell, listed No. 2 on the depth chart at tailback, leads the Golden Eagles in rushing with 235 yards. Anderson, a junior, is a reserve who hasn't played this season.
West Alabama falls to UAH in volleyball
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. With the battle for GSC Tournament spots still going strong, the University of West Alabama volleyball team traveled north on Wednesday hoping to avenge an earlier season loss to Alabama-Huntsville. The Chargers would have none of it, as they defended their home floor 3-0 (30-22, 30-25, 30-22).
UWA's Becky Stone continued to hit for big numbers, slamming 11 kills in only 20 chances with a lone error. She also led the Tigers in total blocks with three. Erika Britton added six kills to go along with one block, while senior Delice Downing totaled five kills. Amanda LaCoste paced the UWA defense with eight digs, while setter Christy Ricks tallied 18 assists to add to her already record-breaking season.
The Lady Tigers fall to 22-14 on the season (7-7 in GSC play). West Alabama looks to continue its run toward a tournament berth when it travels to Valdosta State on Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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