BOONEVILLE --- The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs did what was necessary to secure the No. 3 slot in next week's MACJC State Tournament with a 55-52 win over the Northeast Mississippi Community College Lady Tigers.
With the win, the Lady Bulldogs went to 17-6 overall and finished 8-4 in the North. Holmes will be the No. 3 seed in the State Tournament and will play Jones, the South No. 2 seed, on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Itawamba.
Northeast led 18-14 at the end of the first period and then the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Tigers, 11-4, in the second quarter to lead 25-22 at halftime. Northeast outscored the Lady Bulldogs in the third, 17-15, to pull the Lady Tigers to within one, 40-39, and then the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Tigers, 15-13, in the final period to pull out the win.
The Lady Bulldogs shot 33.3 percent from the floor, 30 percent from the three-point line and 53 percent from the free-throw line while Northeast shot 35 percent from the floor, 0 percent from the three-point line and 85 percent from the free-throw line.