GOODMAN --- With a 72-61 win over East Mississippi Monday night, the Holmes Community College Bulldogs stand atop of the North Division going into the final game of the regular season Thursday night at Northeast.
With the win, the Bulldogs went to 17-5 overall and 8-3 in the division. The game Thursday is at 7:30 p.m. and can be watched live at nemcctv.com. The Bulldogs secured a spot in both the MACJC and Region XXIII Tournaments. The State Tournament will be held at Itawamba while the Region XXIII Tournament is at Mississippi College.
Holmes led 36-25 at halftime and then both teams each scored 36 in the second half.
Holmes shot 56.5 percent from the floor, 40 percent from the three-point line and 70 percent from the free-throw line while East shot 35.5 percent from the floor, 26.9 percent from the three-point line and 62.5 percent from the free-throw line.