SCOOBA --- The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs needed to take care of business here Thursday night and have help to get a spot in next week's MACJC State Tournament at Jones County Junior College. The Lady Bulldogs won the game, 53-49, and Northwest fell to Itawamba giving Holmes the North No. 4 spot.
With the win, the Lady Bulldogs went to 10-12 overall and 6-6 in the North Division. The bracket for the MACJC State Tournament will be released later today but early indications are that Holmes will play South No. 1 Jones at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Holmes led 17-13 after one period and 29-27 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs then outscored East Miss. 24-22 in the second half to pull out the win.
Kamelia Lacy led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points. The Lady Bulldogs shot 41.7 percent from the floor, 35.7 percent from the three-point line and 44.4 percent from the free-throw line in the game.