Sports Briefs

By Staff
March 25, 2002
EMCC sets hoops, cheerleader tryouts
East Mississippi Community College will hold tryouts for its men's basketball team Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. in the Keyes Currie Coliseum on the Scooba campus. For more information, contact Lions coach Clay Armstrong at 662-476-5033.
Tryouts for the EMCC women's basketball team will be held on April 10 at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Lady Lions coach Dale Peay at 662-476-5030.
EMCC will hold cheerleader tryouts on April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Keyes Currie Coliseum. A clinic will be held on April 17 at 3 p.m. for anyone interested in trying out. Only those who attend the clinic will be permitted to participate in the tryouts. Students will be judged on cheer, chant, dance and two jumps. Back handsprings or back tucks are not required but are encouraged.
For more information, contact cheerleader sponsor Michele White or Dean of Students Mickey Stokes at 662-476-8442.
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Juco star to enter NBA draft
MEMPHIS (AP) Junior college star Qyntel Woods says he will forgo playing at the University of Memphis and make himself available for the NBA draft in June.
It's for my family,'' the Memphis native told The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Sunday's editions. I have to cash in while I'm a hot commodity.''
Woods has yet to make his decision official with the NBA, but he said he will fax the necessary paperwork soon.
At 6-foot-9, Woods has drawn comparisons to Orlando Magic all-star Tracy McGrady.
Woods, 20, averaged 32 points and 10 rebounds per game for Northeast Mississippi Junior College this season. NBA scouts flocked to Booneville, Miss., to watch Woods, and some projections have him rated a top-three pick.
The 2002 NBA Draft is in New York City on June 26.
Dixie, Seward Co. NJCAA champions
Dixie (Utah) and Seward County (Kan.) are the men's and women's NJCAA Division I basketball champions, respectively, for 2002.
The Dixie Rebels trailed Coffeyville (Kan.) 64-49 with 9:27 remaining before rallying for an 82-81 victory in the men's national tournament at Hutchinson, Kan., Saturday night.
Jaime Lloreda, who was named tournament MVP, led the comeback with 11 of his game-high 26 points coming in the final nine minutes.
Dixie improved to 34-4, while Coffeyville fell to 36-2.
In the women's national tournament at Salina, Kan., a Kansas team claimed the national title for the second year in a row. Seward County capped a 38-0 season by beating previously-unbeaten Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 87-80 in Saturday night's title game.
NEO, 35-1, led by 10 points early in the second half before Seward's Saints rallied for the win. Seward shot 47 free throws, making 37.
Marty Stamper
Newton Co. softball schedule changes
The Newton County Lady Cougars' fast-pitch softball game with Enterprise tonight will be played at Enterprise. The teams swapped sites in their first meeting on Feb. 25. The varsity game is set for 6 p.m.
In another schedule change, the Lady Cougars will make up their March 1 and March 9 games with Morton on April 1 as a doubleheader at Decatur.
Marty Stamper
Union, Newton Co. win New Hope pools
The Union Lady Jackets and Newton County Lady Cougars won their respective pools in the New Hope Invitational Saturday.
Newton County improved to 17-2 with wins over Northwest Rankin (5-4), Pickens County, Ala. (5-0), Caledonia (6-0), and South Pontotoc (9-1).
In beating Northwest, Newton County got a 2-for-3 outing from Kristin Chaney and a three-hitter from Krissi Harris (4-1).
Chaney had a single and a double and Holly Jackson had a pair of singles in the win over Pickens County. Suzanne Chaney (3-0) tossed a three-hitter.
Joy Cavenaugh (5-0) tossed a no-hitter in the win over Caledonia.
Lauren Barrett (5-1) threw a one-hitter in beating South Pontotoc. Dominique Mapp hit a single and a home run with Cavenaugh adding a pair of singles.
Union went 3-1 at New Hope to win its pool. The Lady Jackets, 8-7, beat Kosciusko (5-1), Columbus (5-0), and New Albany (4-1) in pool play, while losing 4-2 to Caledonia in a non-pool game.
In the win over Kosciusko, Lauren White had a triple, Beth Crotwell and Lindsey Walker both had a double, and Loren Kennedy had a pair of singles. Lindsey Cassel had a two-run single. Marley Smith (4-3) tossed a two-hitter.
Cassel (2-2) shut out Columbus on two hits. Kennedy had two singles.
In the win over New Albany, Union scored all of its runs in the top of the fifth inning. Smith had three singles, while LaSaundra Harrison went 2-for-3. Morgan Milling had a triple. Smith allowed only three hits to improve to 5-3.
Cassel (2-3) took the loss against Caledonia despite allowing only four hits and one earned run. Milling hit a double for Union.
Marty Stamper
Union softball schedule change
The Union Lady Jackets will make up last Thursday's game with Ackerman as part of a doubleheader at Union on April 4. Today's game with Winona has also been changed to a doubleheader at Union.
Marty Stamper

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