Delta State Women 80, Mississippi College 76
The Delta State University Lady Statesmen and the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws had a true rivalry showdown at the A.E. Wood Coliseum Thursday in Clinton.
The Lady Statesmen and Lady Choctaws battled into overtime, but the Lady Statesmen were able to hold on for the Gulf South Conference victory.
DSU improved to 19-6 with a 12-6 mark in the GSC, while MC fell to 11-13 with an 8-10 mark in the conference. The Lady Statesmen have clinched a spot in the GSC Tournament and are currently fourth in the GSC. If the Lady Statesmen can finish the regular season in the top fourth in the conference, they will be able to host a first-round game.
Nia Johnson led the Lady Statesmen with 25 points, three assists and three rebounds, followed by Zyaire Ewing with 19 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks and two steals, Shaniyah Buford with 15 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal and Quantesha Patterson with 10 points, nine rebounds and a block.
Zariah Matthews scored 22 points with five rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead the Lady Choctaws. Former Cleveland High School standout Kaitlyn Thompson aided MC with eight points and eight rebounds.
DSU will be back in action Saturday as the team travels to Montgomery, Ala. to play Auburn University at Montgomery in a GSC contest at 2 p.m.
Delta State men 68, Mississippi College 63
The Delta State University Statesmen picked up a much needed win over the Mississippi College Choctaws by winning 68-63 Thursday in Gulf South Conference action at the A.E. Wood Coliseum in Clinton.
The Statesmen improved to 10-16 with a 6-12 mark in the GSC, while the Choctaws fell to 8-16 with a 4-14 mark in the GSC.
Delta State trailed 41-30 with 15:28 left in the contest. The Statesmen chipped away at the lead and were able to overcome the Choctaws to secure the victory.
Maalik Cartwright led the Statesmen with 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals, followed by Airen Brooks with 16 points, nine rebounds and two steals, Anderson McCoy with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals and Keyshaun Street with 13 points.
DSU will be back in action Saturday as the team travels to Montgomery, Ala. to play Auburn University at Montgomery in a GSC contest at 4 p.m.