GOODMAN --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs and the East Central Warriors will be meeting for the second time this season, and both games played will be during the postseason as the Bulldogs and the Warriors do battle at noon on Friday in the semi-finals of the Region XXIII Tournament at Mississippi College in Clinton.
The Bulldogs, now 21-6, defeated the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers, 78-68, in the first round of the regionals on Wednesday. The Warriors defeated the Jones County Junior College Bobcats, 67-64, in the first round game Wednesday in Clinton. Holmes defeated East Central, 62-59, in overtime in the MACJC State Tournament's first round game last week in Wesson. The game can be watched live at www.holmesccmedia.com or listened to live at 101.1 FM, breezynews.com or by adding the Breezy app to your smartphone.
Holmes is averaging 72.9 points per game and is giving up 54.5 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 points per game and is in the top five in scoring in the NJCAA. Marcus Washington is next with a 9.3 points per game average while Harper gets 8.4 points per game, Williams scores 6.8 points per game and Taylor scores six points per game. Harper brings in 5.1 rebounds per game with Washington right behind him at five 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.
As a team, the Bulldogs are shooting 45 percent from the floor, 35.9 percent from the three-point line and 73 percent from the free throw line with Macon averaging 87 percent. Holmes brings in 30 rebounds per game and dishes out 13.5 assists.
The Warriors are averaging 75.2 points per game and are giving up 66.4 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 13.9 points per game, Traylor is scoring 11.6 points per game and Henry is right behind at 11.6. Leading rebounder for the Warriors is Campbell with 8.7 rebounds per game. McDaniel is the leading three-point shooter with a 39.6 percent average from behind the arc.
As a team, the Warriors are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor, 36.7 percent from the three-point line and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. East Central brings in 38.4 rebounds and dishes out 13.6 assists.