DECATUR --- Despite six points each from Holmes Community College Lady Bulldog sophomores Carmesha Nalls and LaShonda Wilson, the South women captured the annual Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) All-Star Basketball contests held Friday, April 10, at East Central Community College's Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.
Miaya Crowder, a six-foot center from Meridian Community College, scored 17 points to lead the South women to an 85-69 victory. She was named most valuable player.
Other All-Stars scoring for the South were Tyra Gibson of Copiah-Lincoln and Kadie Parker of Jones, 11 points each; Starla Daggans of Jones, 10; Tashi-ana Thompson of East Central, seven; Jaleshia Jones of East Central and Londyn Thomas of Meridian, six each; Alyson Johnson of Jones, five; Talisa Sherman of Southwest, four; Tynika Bender of East Central and Kalynn Smith of Mississippi Gulf Coast, three each; and Sh'Nika Smith of Hinds, two.
Erica Collins, a six-foot forward from Coahoma, led the North women with 15 points. Others scoring for the North squad were Daisha Williams of Northeast, 10; Jasmine Allen of Northeast and Niya Head of Mississippi Delta, seven each; Tekavanna Young of Northwest, six; Kaelin Kneeland of Itawamba, five; Alecha Gibbs of East Mississippi, four; Jeronia Allen of Itawamba, two; and Jayla Chills of Itawamba, one.
The South women led 37-35 at the half.