Holmes heads to Tuesday's MACJC State Tournament as North No. 1; play East Central

Holmes heads to Tuesday's MACJC State Tournament as North No. 1; play East Central

GOODMAN --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs are headed to the MACJC State Tournament as the No. 1 seed out of the North Division. They play the South Division's No. 4 seed East Central at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson.

Holmes finished the regular season 18-5 overall and 11-1 in the North Division. All tournament games can be watched live at www.holmesccmedia.com. The tournament bracket can be seen here.

The Bulldogs and the Warriors did not play during the regular season.

Holmes is averaging 74.1 points per game and is giving up 50.2 points per game. Holmes is led by Daryl Macon (6-3, guard, freshman, Little Rock, Ark.), Marcus Washington (6-1, guard, sophomore, Clinton), Cedric Harper (6-6, forward, freshman, Tallahassee, Fla.) Jarvis Williams (5-8, guard, sophomore, Jackson) and Dietrich Taylor (6-5, forward/center, freshman, Jackson).

Macon is averaging 23.6 points per game and is in the top five in scoring in the NJCAA. Marcus Washington is next with a 9.7 points per game average while Harper gets 7.9 points per game, Williams scores 7.4 points per game and Taylor scores 6.3 points per game. Harper brings in 5.3 rebounds per game with Washington right behind him at 5.2 rebounds per game. Williams is the leading three-point shooter with a 41.3 percent average with Macon having a 39.9 percent average. Harper gets 2.3 blocks per game for the Bulldogs.

Holmes played seven games against teams from the South Division and went 3-4 losing one game each to Pearl River, Hinds, Southwest and Meridian. Holmes defeated Copiah-Lincoln, Southwest and Hinds in the three wins.

As a team, the Bulldogs are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor, 37.3 percent from the three-point line and 72 percent from the free throw line with Macon averaging 86.7 percent. Holmes brings in 29.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 13.8 assists.

East Central finished 8-6 in the South Division. The Warriors are averaging 69.3 points per game and are giving up 66.6 points per game. They are led by Quinton Campbell (6-7, forward, sophomore, Montgomery, Ala.), Prince McDaniel (6-6, guard, freshman, Pascagoula), Isaiah Traylor (6-4, guard, freshman, Tupelo) and Ravion Henry (6-3, guard, freshman, Carthage).

Campbell is the leading scorer for the Warriors with 14.2 points per game. McDaniel is averaging 13.3 points per game, Traylor is scoring 11.9 points per game and Henry is right behind at 11.8. Leading rebounder for the Warriors is Campbell with 8.4 rebounds per game. Traylor is the leading three-point shooter with a 47.6 percent average from behind the arc while McDaniel is at 38.4 percent, Henry at 35.8 percent and Campbell at 32.8 percent.

East Central played six North Division contests against East Mississippi, Coahoma and Mississippi Delta and went 4-2 losing on a forfeit to Coahoma and losing 92-79 to East Mississippi.

As a team, the Warriors are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor, 36.4 percent from the three-point line and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. East Central brings in 34.6 rebounds and dishes out 12.1 assists.

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