All-Star game even helps those not selected
Throwing it in the hole
Three members of the Meridian Community College men's basketball team are averaging in double figures in scoring.
Former Northeast Lauderdale standout Robert Ivy is hitting at a 17.9 points per game clip, while Sammie Cole Q who prepped at Meridian High School Q is scoring 16.5 points per game and Michael Monroe is averaging 12 points a game.
Ivy has scored 30 or more points three times this season.
The MCC men host Lawson (Ala.) State at 8 p.m. tonight and entertain Jones Junior College at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Checking out the competition
Copiah-Lincoln women's coach Gwyn Young and Meridian Community College women's coach Hilary Allen were both in attendance for the East Central-Gulf Coast women's game at Decatur Thursday night.
They both probably wrote down ECCC's No. 25 as sophomore guard Nikki LaCour scored 42 points in the Lady Warriors' 81-71 win.
Co-Lin plays ECCC on Jan. 14 and Feb. 7, while MCC plays ECCC on Feb. 4. Co-Lin played Gulf Coast on Monday with the rematch set for Feb. 4.
Keeping the streak alive.
The Lady Eagles of Meridian Community College, ranked No. 6 in the nation, tries to keep their 22-game home winning streak alive when they host Lawson (Ala.) State tonight at 6. MCC is currently 10-0 on the season. The men play Lawson at 8.
Throwing those shutouts
The Lady Lions of East Mississippi Community College had a successful soccer season this fall, posting a 9-5-1 record and reaching the MACJC State Tournament before falling to Gulf Coast 3-0.
The defense was the strong point for EMCC on the year, as the Lady Lions posted shutout in seven of those nine wins and gave up just one goal in the other two victories.
Shutouts had an affect on the other side of the coin as well.
The lone tie was 0-0 against Copiah-Lincoln, while all five EMCC losses were by shutout. Three of those five losses were to Gulf Coast.
Firing up the rock and wiping the glass
Although his team has played just six games, Allen Fort of South Suburban (Ill.) College has certainly taken advantage of it.
He has fired in 211 points to give him a 35.2 points per game average, the best in the nation among junior college men, according to the latest NJCAA stats.
Prentice Mobley of Florida Community College is the only other male averaging better than 30 points per game with 364 points in 12 games for a 30.3 norm.
He has knocked down 33 three-points and an incredible 109 free throws.
There are 19 men averaging 20 points or better according to the NJCAA.
There are 21 guys who are averaging 10 rebounds or better.
Georgia Perimiter's Fred Ford leads the way with 14.3 rebounds per game, while Darius Mattease is next at 13.2.
Ford's teammate, Terry West, is third with a 12.4 average.