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Meridian Community College
Contact
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian MS 39307

PH: 601-484-8707
FX: 601-553-3436
www.mcc.cc.ms.us

President
Dr. Scott Elliott

Athletic Director
Mr. Sander Atkinson

Athletic Trainer
Christopher Haralson

Sports Information Director
Robby Atkinson

General email
satkinso@meridiancc.edu

Region
23

FTE Enrollment
4184








College News
MCC Basketball Slips Past ECCC
February 26, 2015

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles were looking to continue its miraculous postseason run on Wednesday afternoon at the 2015 MACJC State Tournament in Wesson, MS. The Lady Eagles opened the tournament Monday afternoon by upsetting Itawamba Community College who came into the field as one of the top two seeds, but the journey to the next round would not be easy for MCC.

The Lady Eagles would meet one of its long time rivals, East Central Community College, in the semi-final round of the tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Mullen Gymnasium on the campus of Co-Lin Community College. The Lady Warriors had won the two previous meetings over the Lady Eagles during the regular season and was also seeded second in the tournament, so the third time would need to be the charm for MCC.

MCC (17-9) fought its way through a wild game to defeat East Central by a final score of 79-77 to advance to the MACJC State Championship game. The title game will be played Thursday night at 6 p.m. between MCC and Co-Lin. The Lady Wolves defeated Jones County Junior College by a final of 76-68 to advance to the title game against Meridian. The Lady Wolves finished the game against JCJC on a 16-0 run. Co-Lin will enter the game against MCC Thursday night with a perfect 25-0 record and the Lady Wolves are also currently ranked 18th according to the latest NJCAA Division I poll.

The game ultimately belonged to sophomore Miaya Crowder, who arguably had her biggest game of the 2014-2015 season for the Lady Eagles. Crowder finished the game with a team-high 30 points, 20 rebounds, four steals, and three blocked shots in the semi-final victory for the Lady Eagles. Freshman Tytianna Hall also turned in a solid game for Meridian with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Londyn Thomas chipped in with 11 points.

MCC would finish the game by shooting 46 percent from the floor, while ECCC finished by shooting 39 percent. The Lady Eagles were also able to win the rebounding battle by a 48-44 edge, but the struggles would come at the charity stripe for both teams. MCC finished the game by shooting 64 percent from the free throw line, while ECCC had its struggles at the line by shooting 42 percent.

Tashi-ana Thompson also had a great day in the loss for East Central with 26 points and finished the game by shooting 5-for-12 from three-point range. Kalybriah Haskin also had a great day for the Lady Warriors with 18 points and Shakerya Morrison chipped in with 16 points.



MCC Upsets ICC
February 24, 2015

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles opened play Monday afternoon in the first round of the MACJC State Tournament in Wesson, MS with a huge task of taking on Itawamba Community College. The Lady Eagles made the tournament as the fourth seed after defeating Pearl River Community College last Thursday night at the Graham Gymnasium and the Lady Indians were a heavy favorite to potentially make a run to the final round of the tournament after winning the MACJC North Division crown.

MCC had other plans on Monday and pulled an enormous upset in the opening game of the tournament by defeating ICC by a final score of 76-74. The Lady Eagles had previously lost two games during the regular season at the hands of Itawmaba before Monday's game at the Mullen Gymnasium. The two teams swapped the lead down the stretch, but a pair of missed free throws in the final seconds by the Lady Indians would prove to be the difference.

MCC finished the game by shooting 47.6 percent from the floor and was able to out rebound the Lady Indians by a 39-38 margin. The Lady Eagles were able to dominate in the paint once again as Miaya Crowder secured another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Tytianna Hall had one of her biggest games of the season by leading the way in the scoring department for the Lady Eagles with 22. Sophomore Londyn Thomas also had another solid performance for the green and white with 15 points.

MCC will now advance to the semi-final round of the MACJC State Tournament on Wednesday at 1 p.m. against East Central Community College. The Lady Eagles were swept during the regular season by the Lady Warriors in two meetings. East Central opened the tournament Wednesday afternoon by defeating Holmes Community College in convincing fashion by a final score of 90-69. East Central made the tournament as the number two seed from the MACJC South Division.



MCC Basketball Splits Season Finale
February 19, 2015

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles entered play Thursday night against Pearl River Community College needing a victory to at least secure a berth in the MACJC State Tournament next week and the home team delivered in the important contest. MCC was able to rebound from a slow start to slip past the visiting Lady Wildcats by a final score of 74-70. The Lady Eagles started very sluggish in the game by falling in a 9-1 hole and the first field goal didn’t come until the 10:00 mark of the first half. MCC was able to claw back and cut the lead to 30-26 at the end of the first half.

The two teams would swap the lead for a majority of the closing minutes, but freshman Maia McCullum would put the Lady Eagles up for good with a three-point bucket in the final 30 seconds of action. MCC improved to 15-9 overall with the victory and closed out the regular season with an 8-6 record inside the MACJC South Division. The Lady Eagles clinched the fourth seed in the MACJC State Tournament which will begin Monday in Wesson, MS on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. MCC is scheduled to play Itawamba Community College to open the tournament on Monday at 2:45 p.m.

Sophomore Miaya Crowder led the way in scoring in her final home game at the Graham Gymnasium with 19 points and freshman Tytianna Hall ended the night with 14 points. Freshman Adrianna James and sophomore Londyn Thomas each finished with 10 points apiece, and McCullum finished with eight points off the bench for the Lady Eagles.

The MCC men also closed out the regular season Thursday night by falling to Pearl River by a final of 85-75. Sophomore Brandon Daniels once again led the way in scoring for MCC with 22 points and freshman Ken’Darrius Hamilton finished with 12 points. Demarius Calvert also scored 12 points in the loss and Frankie Collins chipped in with 10 points. The Eagles closed out the 2014-2015 season with an 8-14 overall record and a 2-12 mark in league play.



MCC Golf Set For Another State Title Run
February 17, 2015

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College gold team is prepared for another run at MACJC State Championship in 2015 and the team looks to have the nucleus to make that type of run this season. The fourth ranked Eagles will return three starters from the 2014 State Championship team as they look to defend their title in 2015. 2014 All-State performers Connor Cavin (Baton Rouge LA), Ty Medling (Memphis, TN), and Austin Terrell (Kosciusko, MS) were key components to the team’s success last season.. Cavin and Medling each made All-State in 2014 by finishing the season with their MACJC scoring average ranking in the top five of all players in the state.

Cavin is ranked 24th in the nation after the fall season, while Terrell just finished a strong fall season which included a top five finish at the Belhaven University Blazer Classic.

“We are fortunate to have three very strong, experienced players at the top of our lineup” said third year head coach Ronnie Key. “Each of these young men have played at a high level this year”.

Luther Thompson (Jackson, MS) is also a returning sophomore who had a strong fall. Luther’s fall was highlighted by a first place overall finish at Goose Pond Plantation Golf Course by shooting 72-69. Goose Pond Plantation GC is the site of this year’s NJCAA Division II National Championship.

“Luther is a very talented player who can really go low when he gets it going” said Coach Key.

Rounding out the sophomore class is Beau McMullen from Meridian, MS. “Beau has really come a long way with his golf game. He has made the transition from baseball to golf pretty well.”

This year’s freshman class has a wealth of talent also. Leading the way are Grant Renegar (McComb, MS) and Clayton Gray (Baldwyn, MS).

“Both players made each trip in the fall, which is a good accomplishment and gave them valuable experience leading into MACJC play this spring” Key said.

Rounding out the freshmen class are Aaron Ricks (Collinsville, MS), Colby Evans (Quitman, MS), and Will Zizmann (Hernando, MS).

“Each of our freshmen have worked extremely hard and added great depth to our team,” Key said.

This spring schedule is highlighted by a trip back to Goose Pond Plantation at the Spring Fling Invitational and the Arkansas State University Red Wolf Classic.

“Playing at Arkansas State is always an honor since we are the only junior college team to participate and all the other 21 teams are NCAA division I universities. Last year we were able to finish 15th and are hoping for a better finish with a more experienced squad. Playing at Goose Pond is a great treat because 23 other NJCAA teams from all over the country are in the same tournament,” said Key.

The team will play five MACJC tournaments, including a home tournament at Briarwood Country Club on April 13-14.

“We get to play some great courses this spring including Dancing Rabbit in Philadelphia, MS and Rock Creek in Fairhope, AL.” Key said. “I am really looking forward to the season and to see if we can bring back another championship.”



MCC Track Qualifies Two at Samford Invite
February 16, 2015

From School Reports

Birmingham, AL – On Saturday, MCC’s track and field team returned to the track at the Samford Invite at the Birmingham Crossplex.

MCC once again saw a great amount of success in the short sprints.  In the 60 meters, MCC was the only team to qualify three individuals for the finals with Freshmen Cravorkian Carson, Chris Lewis and Kendrick Smith finishing first, fourth and sixth. 

Smith making his season debut, won both the 60 meters and 200 meters in style. Smith posted a time of 6.76 in the 60 meters, ranking him sixth in the NJCAA and then posted a winning time of 21.62 in the 200 meters that ranks him 11th in the NJCAA.

“To see Kendrick run the way he did in both the 60 meters and 200 meters is very exciting,” said Head Coach Chip Gayden. “When we recruited Kendrick, we knew he was talented.  For him to come out and compete at a high level and post some good times is good confidence for him heading in to the National Championships.”

MCC saw Bryson Penton post a NJCAA qualifying mark in the 400 meters with a time of 49.56.  With his time it saw Penton post a personal best by more than half a second.

“Seeing Bryson qualify was very pleasing,” said Gayden.  “He comes out and works hard every day.  He and I believe it could have been a 48, but he got in to a little elbowing with another runner on the backstretch that I think slowed him just a little.”

In the 4x400 meter relay MCC’s relay team of Penton, Durham, Harris and Young finished sixth with a time of 3:22.10

In the jumps, Freshman Josh Wilson once again qualified for the finals and finished tenth in the long jump with a jump of 22-02.25.  In the high jump, Devontre Young posted a sixth place finish with a height of 6-06.75.

MCC will now turn their focus to the final regular season meet the LSU Twilight which will be Friday, February 20 down in Baton Rouge.



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Participating sports
Men's Baseball II - Stats Archive
Men's Basketball I - Stats Archive
Men's Cross Country I
Men's Golf II
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Men's Outdoor Track and Field I
Men's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Men's Tennis I
Women's Basketball I - Stats Archive
Women's Cross Country I
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Women's Outdoor Track and Field I
Women's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Women's Softball II - Stats Archive
Women's Tennis I


Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 5

Men's Championships: 4
Women's Championships: 1

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division I Cross Country: 1995
  • Men's Division I Soccer: 2000
  • Men's Indoor Track & Field: 1996, 1997
  • Women's Slow Pitch Softball: *1997

*Invitational Tournament







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