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South Men, North Women claim JUCO All-Star basketball contests

DECATUR – The South men and North women captured the annual Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) All-Star Basketball contests held Friday, April 11 at East Central Community College’s Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.



Twymond Howard of Southwest and Chris Bilbro of Mississippi Gulf Coast tallied 20 points each in leading the South team to a 121-117 victory. Howard was named most valuable player.

Other South scorers were Michael Vardaman of Co-Lin and Roger Woods of MMississippi Gulf Coast, 14 each; Deione Weeks of Southwest, 13; Leo Garrett III of Jones County and Terrance Mujahid of East Central, 10 each; Corey Brister of Meridian, seven; Dela Mayers of Hinds, six; and Jacques Johnson of East Central, four.

Point makers on the North squad were Tristan Moore of Northwest, 16; Rashon Coleman of Northwest and Johnny Rucker of MS Delta, 15 each; Nick Giles of East Mississippi, 12; Justin Kinsey of East Mississippi, Xavier Graves of Coahoma and Tory Rice of Itawamba, 11 each; Cameron Shorty of Northeast and Johnathan McGee of Itawamba, six each; Tamarico Wilson of Holmes, five; Billy Jackson of Coahoma, four; and Marquarius Boddie of Mississippi Delta, three.

The South led 59-56 at the break.

In the women’s matchup,  Ashanti Spencer of Mississippi Delta poured in 13 points to lead the North to an 81-69 victory. She was named most valuable player.



Also scoring for the North women were Wilma Davis and Kyra Gulledge, both of East Mississippi, and Krystal Nailer of Mississippi Delta, 11 each; Carshava Sutton of Northwest, nine; Halle Knowles of Northwest, Takera Mitchell of East Mississippi and Antionette Riddle of Northeast, five each; Latoya Collins of Itawamba, four; Lytia Coleman of Itawamba, three; and Charmane Tims of East Mississippi, two.

South point makers were Katrina Littlepage of Southwest, 13; April Levy of Southwest, 12; Shanta’ Echols of Pearl River, 11; Kaylan Hughes of Jones County, nine; Ashley Minor of Copiah-Lincoln and Kristin Sampson of Meridian, seven each; Tannijha Hughes of East Central, five; Kaslisha Washington of Pearl River, four; and Deandra Darjean of Pearl River, one.

The North held a 43-29 advantage at halftime.

The Pearl River Resort, JUCO Weekly, Judge Little and East Central Community College serve as sponsors of the 2014 MACJC All-Star Basketball Games.