GOODMAN --- Holmes Community College sophomore forwards Tiffany Jones and Cortrice Golden of Memphis have signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season for the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws.
Jones, who averaged 14.2 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game, was named Second Team All-State and was chosen a MACJC All-Star. Golden, who averaged 8.6 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game, was chosen a MACJC All-Star.
Mississippi College finished the season with a 5-20 overall record and was 3-19 in the Gulf South Conference.
"It feels good," Jones said of signing with Mississippi College. "It wasn't easy, but I made it through. I'm ready to show my talents somewhere else."
Jones said her speed and rebounding ability are her strengths. "I'm quicker than everybody so that makes me able to be able to score," she said. "I enjoyed being at Holmes. I met a lot of new people and made a lot of new friends. The coaches taught me some things that were needed. I'm going to carry it on to Mississippi College. I expect to do well at Mississippi College. I want to do everything they taught me and show they actually help you here."
"We are proud of Tiffany and Cortrice both," Holmes Head Coach Jamilah Andrews said. "They are great players and great kids so we are really excited to have them move forward and sign with MC.
"Tiffany's strength is she runs the floor really well," she said. "She finishes well around the basket with a reverse layup. Tiffany also has a jump shot. You can play her on the wing. She's versatile, can slash and get to the basket so she's really a good player in those areas."
"It feels good," Golden said. "I'm happy I get to go somewhere else and play ball. I'm ready to put my name on the map."
Golden said her size makes her a good player. "I can basically get my way with people," Golden said. "I'm also a good passer. I can look up one time and know where they'll be.
"(At Holmes I) reconnected with some old friends," she said. "I liked it here at Holmes. It was nice."
"Cortrice is a good player," Andrews said. "She's physical and can play with her back to the basket and can square up and hit the mid-range jumper and can step out and shoot the three. She also has great ball-handling skills and can take a defender off the dribble.
"I'm very proud of my sophomores," she added of her five sophomores who have already signed. "I'm proud of the players who had an opportunity to move on, and I'm extremely proud of the ones who graduated today (May 13)."