Crowder Leads MACJC South Women to Victory
April 13, 2015
DECATUR, Miss.—The South women and the South men captured the annual Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) All-Star Basketball contests held Friday, April 10, at East Central Community College’s Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.
Miaya Crowder, a six-foot center from Meridian Community College, scored 17 points to lead the South women to an 85-69 victory. She was named most valuable player.
Other All-Stars scoring for the South were Tyra Gibson of Copiah-Lincoln and Kadie Parker of Jones, 11 points each; Starla Daggans of Jones, 10; Tashi-ana Thompson of East Central, seven; Jaleshia Jones of East Central and Londyn Thomas of Meridian, six each; Alyson Johnson of Jones, five; Talisa Sherman of Southwest, four; Tynika Bender of East Central and Kalynn Smith of Mississippi Gulf Coast, three each; and Sh’Nika Smith of Hinds, two.
Erica Collins, a six-foot forward from Coahoma, led the North women with 15 points. Others scoring for the North squad were Daisha Williams of Northeast, 10; Jasmine Allen of Northeast and Niya Head of Mississippi Delta, seven each; Carmesha Nalls and LaShonda Wilson of Holmes and Tekavanna Young of Northwest, six each; Kaelin Kneeland of Itawamba, five; Alecha Gibbs of East Mississippi, four; Jeronia Allen of Itawamba, two; and Jayla Chills of Itawamba, one.
The South women led 37-35 at the half.
In the men’s game, Bryce Jones, a six-foot guard from Jones, scored 28 points to lead the South men to a 123-117 win over the North squad. Jones was named most valuable player for his efforts.
Also scoring for the South were Justin Coleman of Mississippi Gulf Coast, 18; Jamarri Johnson of Mississippi Gulf Coast, 17; Otis Harvey of Jones, 12; Terry Morris of Copiah-Lincoln, 11; CJ White of Jones, 10; LaDarrius Drain of Hinds, nine; Kristian Clark and Ramone Tate both of East Central, six each; and Trent Jeffries of Southwest, Michael Lewis of Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Brandon Daniels of Meridian, two each
Marcus Washington, a 6-1 guard from Holmes, led the North men with 21 points. Also scoring for the North were Lakee Westbrook of Itawamba, 15; Jarvis Williams of Holmes, 14; Antonio Finley of East Mississippi, Austin Timms of Itawamba, and De’Sean Dockery of Northwest, 13 each; Dimario Jackson of Northeast, eight; Chris Rhoney of East Mississippi, seven; Darius Dukes of Mississippi Delta, six; Cameron Monix of Coahoma, five; and Sharwyn McGee of Northwest, two
The North men held a 57-56 halftime advantage.