East Central CC lineman named league's best
From Staff Reports
Dec. 11, 2001
East Central's Jerry Spencer heads up area players named to the MACJC all-state football team as he was chosen Offensive Line Most Valuable Player.
Spencer is a 6-foot-4, 315-pound sophomore from North Moore High School in Eagle Springs, N.C.
First-team selections from state champion Jones are running back Ralph Davis (6-1, 210), kicker Nickolas Terracina (5-9, 160), defensive lineman Fred Blueford (6-5, 265), linebacker Josh Tate (6-0, 235), and defensive back David Scott (6-1, 180).
First teamers from state semifinalist East Central are Spencer, wide receiver Dontay Spillman (6-2, 195), running back Patrick Prince (5-9, 197), linebacker John Bibb (5-11, 225), and defensive back Cedric Cotton (6-1, 220).
East Mississippi had no first-team selections.
Second teamers from Jones are offensive lineman Darius Livingston (6-4, 295), wide receiver Alonzo Nix (5-11, 175), quarterback Charles Hales (6-1, 190), linebacker Nate Hardage (6-2, 240), and defensive back Chris Swain (6-0, 190). Terracina also made the second team as punter.
Making the second team from East Central are offensive lineman Kenneth Hurt (6-5, 310), quarterback Brian Zbydniewski (6-3, 190), and defensive lineman Keith Curry (6-3, 225).
Named to the second team from East Mississippi are wide receiver Michael Johnson (5-11, 170), guard Gene Perry (6-3, 290), running back David Yeates (5-9, 183), defensive lineman Joe Knox (6-1, 314), linebacker Kenneth Hollis (6-2, 230), and defensive back Pete Malone (5-11, 165).
Lady Tigers proud of Horner
The Southeast Lady Tigers have one of their own playing at a higher level. Last season's leader, Monique Horner, has stepped up into the junior college world as she becomes a solid part of the MCC basketball team, and the Lady Tigers are proud.
Miller likes for his team to learn from Horner as well.
Barr bombs from 3-point land
East Mississippi's 5-foot-5 freshman Katrina Barr from West Point hit eight 3-pointers for the Lady Lions in a 75-73 overtime loss to Northeast Mississippi on Dec. 3 at Booneville.
Barr finished with 26 points.
As a team, the Lady Lions were 13-of-26 from behind the arc.
Mica Browning scored the winning basket with four seconds left in overtime as Northeast improved to 2-3.
Hey, that name sounds familiar
Meridian Community College's Chris Stansbury, a freshman on the Eagle basketball team, is the nephew of Mississippi State University head basketball coach Rick Stansbury.
The 5-foot-8 guard, who prepped at Starkville High School, scored two points from the free throw line in the waning seconds of MCC's recent win over Lawson (Ala.) State.
Maxfield leaving the River
Pearl River head football coach Scott Maxfield is leaving the Poplarville school after just one season to take a similar job at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas.
Maxfield was the offensive coordinator at Northwest Mississippi prior to coming to PRCC. The Wildcats went 7-2 this fall, but missed the playoffs after losing their regular-season finale at East Central.
Applications for the PRCC job will be taken through Dec. 31.