All-Star game even helps those not selected
From Staff Reports
Dec. 4, 2001
While it's easy to see how the MACJC All-Star Classic would help those players selected to play in it, it also benefits those sophomores not selected as well.
Over 200 college coaches attended the 28th-annual game which was played Saturday in Booneville or the practices leading up to it. The South rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a 16-14 win.
Extensive film is provided to the coaches to watch during the days leading up to the game.
East Central's Dontay Spillman was named the South's offensive MVP. Warrior teammate Patrick Prince scored the South's first touchdown on a 1-yard run. Jones running back Ralph Davis added a two-point conversion following an interception return by Chris Dixon of Hinds.
MCC could be home to more signees
Three Meridian Community College players signed basketball scholarships last Thursday.
More could be on the way in the spring. MCC Women's Head Coach and Athletic Director Hilary Allen feels that from three to four more signees from his Lady Eagles is possible.
Meridian, unbeaten and ranked sixth in the nation, is 9-0 on the season.
On Thursday, two-guard Tijwana Brown signed with the University of Texas at San Antonio. Brown has been averaging 11.9 points per game for the Lady Eagles.
According to Allen, she won't be the only signee.
The Eagles men's team had two sign with Texas-San Antonio. They were sophomore wings Sammie Cole and Robert Ivy. Cole played at Meridian High School while Ivy was a star at Northeast Lauderdale.
ECCC, Jones players represented
East Central Community College and Jones Junior College both had three players chosen to the All-Region 23 football team.
Warriors selected are wide receiver Dontay Spillman, offensive lineman Jerry Spencer, and defensive back Cedric Cotton.
Making the squad from Jones are running back Ralph Davis, defensive lineman Fred Blueford, and defensive back Davis Scott.
East Mississippi had no selections.
Taking a walk into the record books
Very few records that have been set in the 32 years of Meridian Community College baseball have stood for 20 years or more.
But there is one record that was set in MCC's first season, that has been tied five times but has never been broken. In fact, the last time it was tied was in 1981.
On April 4, 1970, Leon McKee drew four bases-on-balls in a game against Clarke College. Six days later he tied his own record. Seven days later Ricky Quinn picked up four walks against the Ole Miss Freshmen. Little did they know that only three men would ever accomplish that feat in the next 31 years of MCC baseball.
Markey Joiner drew four walks in a game in 1974 and Tony Cook pulled off the feat in 1980. The last time it was done was April 11, 1981 when Bobby West drew four walks against East Mississippi.
It another odd note, all six of those four-walk games came in April.
The record for most walks drawn in a doubleheader is six, share by Brad Cohen and West. Cohen got his free passes against Clarke on April 24, 1990, while West pulled off the feat against East Mississippi on the same day he got his four walks in a game.
Wood scores 49 against Bossier
Northeast Mississippi Community College's 6-foot-9 freshman Qyntel Woods scored 49 points in the Tigers' 99-79 win over Bossier Parish in the first round of the Three Rivers (Mo.) Classic on Nov. 22.
In the four-team round-robin, the Tigers lost 93-82 to West Plains (Mo.) despite 26 points from Woods and then closed with a loss to the host Three Rivers squad to fall to 3-4.