Co-Lin women lead MACJC South
From staff reports
Jan. 29, 2002
The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves sport a 15-0 record and were ranked No. 8 in the Jan. 22 NJCAA poll, the highest ranking of any Region 23 team.
The Lady Wolves went 24-2 last year, but lost to East Central Community College in the Region 23 semifinals.
Burns signed with Mississippi State out of high school but was ineligible to play on the Division I level.
The Lady Wolves were 5-0 in the MACJC South Division prior to Monday's game at Southwest Mississippi Community College.
Feb. 15 a date to remember
MACJC basketball coaches will be allowed to watch and recruit players outside their respective districts on Feb. 15. This is the first year for the MACJC to institute its new recruiting rules that in basketball allow six boys and six girls to be placed on a protected list by their local juco. Other than those six, the rest are fair game for the rest of the state which should be quite interesting in the more highly-populated areas such as Hinds County and the Gulf Coast.
Northeast women lead MACJC North
The Northeast Mississippi Community College Lady Tigers placed six players in double figures in defeating Northwest Mississippi 94-92 Thursday at Booneville. Priscilla Berry and Nora Crow both scored 16 points, Mica Browning tossed in 15, Latoya Davison had 14, Katie Walker 12, and Susan Spencer 10.
The Northeast women lead the MACJC North Division with a 5-0 mark, despite having just a 6-6 overall record.
Northwest got 28 points from Cassandra Henry and 21 from Chassidy Jackson in the loss.
Holmes unbeaten with Gainwell
Since 6-foot-3 freshman center Jackie Gainwell became eligible for the second half of the 2001-02 basketball season, the Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs have yet to taste defeat.
With Gainwell, who originally signed with Mississippi State out of Yazoo County High School, the Lady Bulldogs have wins over Hinds, Coahoma, East Mississippi, and Mississippi Delta.
Holmes was scheduled to host North Division-leading Northeast Mississippi Monday night.
Woods, Brown both good for 42
Northeast Mississippi Community College's Qyntel Woods racked up 42 points in the Tigers' 94-86 win over Northwest Mississippi Thursday night at Booneville.
Delgado Community College's Greg Brown, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound sophomore guard from Marrero, La., also tossed in 42 points Thursday night as the Dolphins outgunned Hinds 102-92 in overtime at Utica.
The Dolphins play at Meridian Community College on Feb. 7 and host the Eagles on Feb. 21 in New Orleans.
Delta gridder in stable condition
Mississippi Delta Community College football player Drew Fioranelli, 19, of Cleveland is in stable condition at University Medical Center in Jackson after being assaulted on Jan. 18 on the Moorhead campus.
Fioranelli suffered head trauma after being attacked by another MDCC student. The MDCC student, who is not a member of the football team, has been arrested.
Co-Lin inks four for 2003 baseball
Copiah-Lincoln Community College has signed four players for the 2003 baseball season. They are first baseman Ben Goza of Brookhaven, pitcher Cass Brister of Loyd Star, outfielder Jeffrey Waycaster of Brookhaven Academy, and pitcher Jacob Leggett of Bogue Chitto.
Goza (6-2, 210) batted .335 in 2001 with two home runs.
Brister (6-4, 180) was 5-3 on the mound in 2001. He throws in the mid-80s. Brister took over quarterbacking duties on the Loyd Star football team midway during the season and led the Hornets to the Class 2A South State championship game.
Leggett (6-1, 160) was 5-4 last year as the Bobcats won the Division 7-1A championship. He struck out 84 in 57 innings and had a 2.11 ERA. Leggett has been clocked at 82 miles per hour. Leggett quarterbacked the Bogue Chitto football team to an 11-2 record.
Co-Lin has won the Region 23 Division II championship three of the last four years and placed fourth in the NJCAA Division II World Series in 2000.
Assisting Case is former Mississippi State standout third baseman/closer Pete Young.
The Wolves open their 2002 season at home on Feb. 16 when they host East Mississippi.
NEO, Wabash No. 1s
The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College women and the Wabash Valley College men were the No. 1 teams in the Jan. 22 NJCAA basketball polls.
NEO was 15-0. Gulf Coast Community College of Panama City, Fla., was second, followed by South Plains (Texas) College, Butler County (Kan.) Community College, and Seward County (Kan.) Community College. Copiah-Lincoln Community College was No. 8, while Meridian Community College was No. 11.
Wabash, which is located in Mt. Carmel, Ill., led the men's poll with a 16-1 record. In second place was Lon Morris College of Jacksonville, Texas; followed by Schoolcraft College of Livonia, Mo.; Okaloosa-Walton Community College of Niceville, Fla.; and San Jacinto College-Central of Pasadena, Texas.
The only Region 23 men's team mentioned was Delgado Community College of New Orleans in the Other Schools Receiving Votes Category.
Going, going, gone
Ricks College of Rexburg, Idaho, is dropping all of its athletic programs at the end of this school year to become a four-year institution known as BYU-Idaho.
In its final football game, Ricks rallied in the second half to beat Arizona Western College before a crowd estimated at 15,000.
NJCAA men's rule changes for 2002-03
For the 2002-03 basketball season, Division I teams shall be required to have a game clock with a tenth of a second readout, a red indicator light mounted behind the backboard to indicate the expiration of time on the game clock, and a shot clock that is recessed and mounted on top of the backboard as described in the rules book.
Non-compliance will result in a notice from the men's basketball rules committee. Violations in subsequent seasons may include an indirect technical foul on the home team to start the game.
Starks gets hot for MCC
Ericka Starks scored 30 points to lead Meridian Community College past Northeast Mississippi Community College on Jan. 22 and followed up that showing with a 26-point outing in a win over Wallace-Hanceville on Thursday.
The 11th-ranked MCC Lady Eagles have added a game to their schedule as they will play at Southwest Mississippi Community College on Feb. 5.
Five Lady Eagles are averaging double figures in the scoring department. The five are Cantea Brown (16.1), Genice Terry (12.9), Monique Horner (12.3), Tijwana Collins (11.5), and Starks (11.5).
As a team, the MCC women are averaging 89.3 points per game, while allowing 71.1. Their 89.3 average is the fifth highest in the NJCAA.
Homecoming on the MCC campus will be held on Feb. 9 with a single women's game at 6 p.m. against Southern Union.