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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.

VARDAMAN

VARDAMAN

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.

MINOR

MINOR

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.