Tiger Teams Split Tuesday Night Fare at CCC
CLARKSDALE – Two JUCO Tiger teams split Tuesday night’s MACJC Northern Division fare with the visiting Northeast Lady Tigers dominating the hometown Coahoma Community College women 69-47 and CCC’s men defeating Northeast in a sizzling barn burner 75-62.
Laying low and trailing 36-34 in the first half, the Coahoma Tigers ignited in the second and finished with 11 three-point baskets to five for Northeast.
CCC’s Patrick Brown hit seven out of 11 triples; Stacy Regular nailed two out of four attempts; and Rigueson Desorvil sank two out of two.
Scoring triples for Northeast were Tadarious Coburn and Billy Jackson, each with two out of two attempts, and Markeevius Brown scoring one of two.
Pumped with vitality, Coahoma’s point guard Stacy Regular opened CCC’s scoring with a triple.
However, Northeast’s Coburn and KeDorian Sullivan beat a steady path to the basket and amassed a 23-12 point lead until a failed slam dunk sparked delight from the hometown crowd and Patrick Brown hit his first triple.
Brown’s second three-pointer decreased Coahoma’s deficit 25-21 with six minutes remaining in the half; another swished the basket (33-29) at the one-minute mark; and a third (36-34) at the buzzer.
Northeast’s Coburn showed off his three-point eagle eye to open the second half.
CCC’s Brown answered with another elevating Coahoma into its first lead: 41-40 another: 44-40; and five more points from Brown’s hot hand: 46-42 and 49-42.
Joining the contagious scoring was Regular’s kamikaze defense and scrappy team play escalating into the final win.
Leading the scoring for Coahoma was Brown with 23 points; Regular with 14; Desorvil with 12; Darcee Carson, 10; Jonathan Ankston, 7; Charles Nash, 3; and Tavin Askew, 1.
Scoring for Northeast were Coburn, 29; Sullivan, 11; Jackson, 6; Brown, 3; Ian Burress, Acie Vance, Kendrick Lesley, Romeo Johnson, Ladarius, and Johnnie McGhee, all with 2 each; and Malcolm Hamilton, 1.
In the first game, the Lady Tigers from Northeast led by Talisa Boyd, Angela Allen, and Katie Garvin scored consistently ahead of Coahoma’s Bridgette Griffin, Jasmine Brown, and Breanna Wiley, gradually eased into a 10-point lead that increased into 15 at halftime (31-16.)
Fourteen turnovers contributed to the spirit of their game despite triples scored by Raven Whipps, Jasmine Brown, and Krystal Pearson.
However, the Northeast teamwork reflected a near perfect machine that kept getting better and better.
Scoring for CCC were Jasmine Brown with 13 points; Breanna Wiley, 10; Bridgette Griffin, 9; Krystal Pearson, 7; Antoinette Mayfield and Raven Whipps, 4 each.
Leading the scoring for Northeast were Boyd with 15 points; Allen, 11; Garvin and Kabrina Lucas, each with 9 points; Antoinette Riddle, 8; Kiki Gwyn, 6; Shirta Dixon, 5; LaTony Gadison, ; Von Hall, 2.
Coahoma plays a make-up game with Holmes Community College at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pinnacle, and on Monday, Jan. 28, the teams travel to play East Mississippi.