GOODMAN --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs and the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers will square off for the third time this season as they meet in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Region XXIII Tournament Thursday at Mississippi College.
Holmes is 18-6 overall while Northeast is 15-9. You can watch the game live at www.holmesccmedia.com or listen live at breezynews.com or 101.1 FM.
Holmes and Northeast each are coming off losses in the MACJC State Tournament this week at Itawamba Community College. Holmes fell to Gulf Coast, 100-88, in the quarterfinals while Northeast fell to Jones, 67-63, in the quarterfinals.
The Bulldogs and Tigers have already met twice on the hardwood with Holmes winning both contests 83-65 in Goodman on Jan. 25 and 99-94 in overtime on Feb. 18 in Booneville.
Holmes is led by sophomore guard Daryl Macon, who is averaging 23.5 points per game. Sophomore D'Angelo Richardson is averaging 13.2 points per game and Sophomore Cedric Harper is averaging 10.6 points per game. As a team, the Bulldogs are averaging 75.8 points per game and are shooting 48 percent from the floor, 35.4 percent from three-point range and 69.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The Bulldogs are giving up 67.8 points per game.
Northeast is led by freshman forward Wesley Harris, who is averaging 18 points per game. Freshman guard Leroy Buchanan is averaging 14 points per game. As a team, the Tigers are averaging 81.6 points per game and shooting 42.3 percent from the floor, 32.1 percent from three-point range and 63.1 percent from the free-throw line.
The Tigers are giving up 75.5 points per game.