HUTCHINSON, Kansas --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs took care of business in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament here Monday afternoon defeating Eastern Florida State College, 72-68, and now will face the Indian Hills Community College Warriors of Iowa in the second round tonight.
With the win, the 20th-seeded Bulldogs went to 24-6 overall while Indian Hills, who had the first round bye, comes in as the No. 4-seed and are 29-4. Tonight's game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and can be watched live at njcaatv.com or you can go straight to the link at http://www.team1sports.com/index.php/videoPlayer/view?broadcast=100945&referrer=ihigh.
The Bulldogs are making their first appearance in the NJCAA Tournament while the Warriors are appearing in their 11th National Tournament, and their third in four years.
Holmes is averaging 73.5 points per game and is giving up 53.8 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 23.1 points per game and is fifth in scoring in the NJCAA. Marcus Washington is next with a 10.2 points per game average while Harper gets 8.5 points per game, Williams scores 6.7 points per game and Taylor scores 6.2 points per game. Washington brings in 5.2 rebounds per game with Harper right behind him at 5.1 rebounds per game. Macon is the leading three-point shooter with a 38 percent average with Williams having a 37.8 percent average. Harper gets 2.2 blocks per game for the Bulldogs.
As a team, the Bulldogs are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor, 35.9 percent from the three-point line and 72.9 percent from the free throw line with Macon shooting free throws at 88.2 percent. Holmes brings in 30.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 13.9 assists.
Indian Hills is averaging 97.9 points per game and is giving up 90.3 points per game. The Warriors are led by Jordan Washington (6-8, sophomore, post, New York), Gary Williams (6-5, sophomore, guard, Oakland, Calif.), Louis Adams (6-4, freshman, guard, Chicago, Ill.), Jerrell DeBerry (6-5, freshman, guard, Milwaukee, Wis.) and Malik Dime (6-9, sophomore, post, Columbus, Ohio).
Washington is averaging 14.7 points per game. Williams is averaging 13 points per game while Adams is averaging 12.7 points per game, DeBerry is averaging 12.1 points per game and Dime is averaging 10.8 points per game. Washington brings 7.4 rebounds per game, and Dime is averaging 7.2 rebounds per game. DeBerry leads in three-point shooting with a 48.4 percent average while Jan Svandrlik of the Czech Republic has a 46.8 percent average and Jordan Furlow of Indianapolis, Ind. has a 40.3 average.
As a team, the Warriors are shooting 50.5 percent from the floor, 38.9 percent from the three-point line and 67.6 percent from the free throw line with Williams shooting free throws at 87.7 percent. Indian Hills brings in 46.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 17.1 assists.