BOONEVILLE --- The No. 20 ranked Holmes Community College Bulldogs suffered their first North Division loss on the season Thursday night here to the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers, 73-69. Holmes had reeled off 11 straight wins before Thursday's contest.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 11-2 on the season and 2-1 in the North Division. Holmes hosts Northwest on Saturday in Goodman at 4 p.m., Delgado at 8 p.m. on Monday and Coahoma at 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Northeast held a 38-26 lead at halftime before the Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 43-35 in the second half but it wasn't enough as Northeast held on for the four-point win.
Holmes shot 41.8 percent from the floor while the Tigers shot 46.6 percent.
Photo by Michael H. Miller, NEMCC