GOODMAN --- The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs repaid the East Mississippi Community College Lady Lions for a loss earlier in the season with one of its own last night as the Lady Bulldogs won, 83-69.
With the win, the Lady Bulldogs went to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in the North Division and are tied with East Mississippi for third place. Each team won the head-to-head matchups by identical 14-point spreads. Thursday's game at Northeast at 5:30 p.m. will be huge in settling out who the third place team will be. East is at Northwest. Thursday's game at Northeast can be watched live at nemcctv.com. The Lady Bulldogs are guaranteed a spot in next week's MACJC State Tournament at Itawamba and wait to see on Region XXIII play. The bracket will be released later in the week.
Holmes led 21-13 after the first period and 37-36 at halftime. Holmes then outscored East 25-14 in the third and 21-19 in the fourth to pull out the double-figure win.
As a team, the Lady Bulldogs shot 50.7 percent and 41.7 percent from the three-point line and only 50 percent from the free-throw line. East shot 45.8 percent from the floor, 50 percent from the three-point line and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line.