CLINTON --- The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs advanced to tomorrow night's Region XXIII Tournament semi-finals after picking up an 87-68 win over the LSU-Eunice Bengals tonight at Mississippi College.
With the win, the Lady Bulldogs improved to 18-8 overall. Holmes will play the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. You can watch the game live on holmesccmedia.com or listen on breezynew.com.
LSUE held an 8-5 lead with 6:36 left in the first period. The Lady Bulldogs held a 22-18 lead with 1:30 left in the first when Aneisha Evans hit a three-pointer. Holmes led 24-22 at the end of the first period.
Holmes led 30-27 with 6:55 left in the second period before LSUE retook the lead at 35-33 with 3:11 left in the second. The game was tied at 37 at halftime. Evans led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points in the first half while Kamelia Lacy had eight. The game was tied at 37 at halftime.
Lacy's free throws with 4:48 left in the third brought Holmes within two at 48-46 before Jonjay'Nay Spivey tied the game at 48. Evans then hit two back-to-back buckets to put Holmes up 54-51 with 2:47 left in the third. Tyaira Wilson and Vaquela Pimpton each hit a bucket within the last minute of the third to put Holmes up 60-55 after three period.
Holmes led 65-55 with 8:40 left in the game. Lacy hit a three-pointer with 6:20 left in the game to put Holmes up 70-58. Jalisia Lipsey then completed a three-point play with 5:45 left to put Holmes up 75-60. Lacy's two free throws made the score, 83-63, with 3:40 left to play. Holmes' biggest lead of the game came in the next minute at 85-63.
The Lady Bulldogs shot 43.9 percent from the floor, 30.8 percent from the three-point line and 69.4 percent from the free-throw line while LSUE shot 40.3 percent from the floor, 38.5 percent from the three-point line and 60 percent from the free-throw line.