ELLISVILLE --- The hot shooting that lifted the Holmes Community College Bulldogs over the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs in the First Round of the MACJC State Tournament cooled off here last night in the semi-finals as the Bulldogs fell to No. 8 Jones, 87-72.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 16-9 overall. Holmes will be the No. 8 seed in the Region XXIII Tournament at Mississippi College next Wednesday and will play the No. 1 seed Bobcats once again at 7:30 p.m.
Jones led 42-36 at halftime and then outscored the Bulldogs 45-36 in the second half to pull out the win.
For the game, the Bulldogs shot 36.4 percent (24-of-66) from the floor, 16.7 percent (3-of-18) from the three-point line and 75 percent (21-of-28) from the free-throw line. Justin Johnson led the Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points while Trevais Spencer had 11 and Mikkel Norment had 10. Johnson, Stanley Williams and Keith Gilmore each had seven rebounds.
Jones shot 43.8 percent (28-of-64) from the floor, 34.8 percent (8-of-23) from the three-point line and 85.2 percent (23-of-27) from the free-throw line.