Eagles grab another win at tournament

By By Robby Atkinson / staff writer
Nov. 5, 2003
The Meridian Community College Eagles came back from a nine-point deficit to take a 74-63 over Northwest Shoals at the Northeast Community College Tournament on Tuesday night.
Meridian trailed 42-33 at the end of the first half, but the Eagles came soaring back thanks to the great shooting of Mecose Todd.
Todd connected on three-of-six three-pointers to lead the comeback win for the Eagles.
Jamall Edmonson led the way with 18 points, and Todd also had 18 points in the win for MCC. Rico Gray also chipped in with 15 points.
Willie Powers tallied 13 points for the Eagles, and Bradon Lee notched eight.
Brandon Thornton scored 17 points to lead the Northwest Shoals offense in the loss.
Meridian is now 2-0 for the season and returns to action at Shelton St. next Monday.
Lamar girls 40
East Rankin 27
The Lamar Lady Raiders notched their second straight win by knocking off East Rankin by a final score of 40-27.
The Lady Raiders were led in scoring by Cheryl Luquire and Christina Makey with 10 points apiece. The Lady Raiders are now 2-0 for the season and will take on Canton in the East Rankin Tournament on Thursday.
The Lamar junior high team was not as fortunate as the Raiders dropping a 47-29 decision to East Rankin. Anna Covington led the way in scoring with eight points. The junior high team is now 1-1 on the season.
Neshoba C. Boys 58
Louisville 43
The Neshoba Central Rockets got the season started with a 58-43 win over Louisville on Tuesday night. The Rockets took a 37-18 lead at the end of the first half and rolled to the victory.
Anthony Jones led the way with 19 points and Eric Smith followed with 12 points. Neshoba Central returns to action on Thursday at Choctaw Central.