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East Central Community College freshman basketball players Roti Ware and Diamond Wraggs have been named the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ men’s and women’s basketball players of the week, respectively, for Nov. 20-26.
The Union Lady Jackets won three of four contests this week.
Union beat Leake County 54-33 on Tuesday and won two out of three contests at the Sebastopol Tournament. Union beat Lake 53-33 and Philadelphia 52-47 but dropped a 42-41 decision to Enterprise.
The Newton County Academy Generals won two out of three games this week but that doesn’t mean that Tanner Smith was happy about it.
The Generals beat Grace Christian 51-45 and Laurel Christian 46-33 while dropping a 50-25 decision to Lamar School.
Despite the wins, Smith wasn’t really happy with his team’s performance.
The Newton Tigers have raced off to a fast start to the basketball season.
But the Tigers hit an unexpected speed bump last week, falling 62-42 to Choctaw Central in the first round of the East Central Community College Tournament.
The Tigers did bounce back by beating Morton 67-60 in a consolation game.
The Newton County Academy Lady Generals won two of three contests last week, finishing the week with big win over Laurel Christian and Nanih Waiya after a 50-25 loss to Lamar School to start the week.
It was a tale of two teams for Newton County girls’ basketball coach Cory Cleveland.
The Lady Cougars avenged a season-opening loss to Morton by whipping the Lady Panthers 56-31 to open the East Central Community College Tournament.
But then the Lady Cougars got hammered by No. 4 ranked Choctaw Central 65-23 on Friday night.
The Region 4-2A coaches recently named their all-region selections for the previous seasons.
The Union Yellowjackets got a pair of blowout wins last week and lost two close contests as well to break even on the week.
Union lost 61-47 to Leake County and 46-40 to Philadelphia while taking a 46-27 win over Lake and a 76-27 win over Enterprise.