ELLISVILLE --- The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead here Monday in the MACJC State Tournament versus Jones County Junior College but couldn't hold on in the end and fell 70-50 ending their season.
Holmes finished the season at 10-13 overall. Lady Bulldog sophomores Lauren Brooks, Destiny Cyprian and Lorissa Baker player their final games for Holmes Community College. The Lady Bulldogs had 10 freshmen on this year's State Tournament roster.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 7:39 to play in the first period after MiKayla Patton hit two free throws. The Lady Bobcats tied the game at two shortly after before Vaquela Pimpton's layup put Holmes up 4-2 with 7:11 to play in the period. Jones retook the lead at 6-4 on a three-pointer with 6:21 to play in the period.
Aneisha Evans tied the game for Holmes at 11 with 3:11 to play in the first period and Pimpton pushed the lead to 12-11 on a free throw with 2:38 to play in the period. The Lady Bobcats retook the lead from that point and never trailed again.
Jones led 19-12 after one period of play and 36-24 at halftime. Jones outscored Holmes 34-26 in the second half to pull out the win.
Pimpton was the leading scorer for the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points. Nina Carpenter pulled in 11 rebounds while Patton had six. For the game, the Lady Bulldogs shot 24.2 percent from the floor, 23.5 percent from the three-point line and 69.6 percent from the free-throw line.