Holmes returns to basketball action on Jan. 7

From combined reports


The Holmes Community College men’s basketball team heads into the 2014 portion of its schedule with a 7-2 overall mark and a 1-0 record in the MACJC North Division.

The Lady Bulldogs are 2-0 overall and 0-2 in league play. The men’s North Division game against EMCC was halted due to a wet floor and will be completed later.

The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs return to action on Jan. 7 when they play host to Hinds Community College.

The Holmes men defeated East Central twice, 68-65 in Decatur and 78-68 at home. Holmes defeated Copiah-Lincoln, 74-70, in Wesson; Meridian, 87-62, in Goodman; Hinds, 82-67, in Utica; Southwest, 84-73, in Goodman; and Mississippi Delta, 62-59, in Goodman. The Bulldogs lost to Baton Rouge, 69-60, in Goodman and Pearl River, 76-71, in Goodman.

Dayshawn Watkins is the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with 12.6 points per game while Tamarico Wilson has 12.1 points per game and Jarvis Williams has 10.9 points per game. Justin McCleary has 9.3 points per game. Leading three-point shooter is Williams with 51.6 percent and McCleary is 44.7 percent. Hamlin is the leading shooter overall with a 51.4 percent average while Banks is newt with 50 percent.

Patrick Banks leads the Bulldogs in rebounds with 8.1 rebounds per game while Wilson and Thomas Alexander have 3.7 rebounds per game. Ondarious Hamlin has 2.9 assists per game while Watkins has 1.7 steals per game and Wilson had 1.1 steals per game. Watkins leads in steals with 4 steals per game and Hamlin has 2.9, Williams 1.8 and Wilson 1.4 steals per game.

The Holmes women defeated Baton Rouge, 80-77, in Goodman and Hinds, 68-64, in Utica. The Lady Bulldogs fell to East Central twice, 76-63 in Decatur and 81-79 in Goodman; Copiah-Lincoln, 78-62, in Wesson; Meridian, 87-68, in Goodman; Pearl River, 64-39, in Goodman; Southwest, 54-38, in Goodman; East Mississippi, 60-49, in Scooba; and Mississippi Delta, 86-52, in Goodman.

Carmesha Nalls is the Lady Bulldogs’ leading scorer with 14.5 points per game. Nalls is shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range.

Laricka Morgan is the leading rebounder with 6.3 rebounds per game while Tayanna Purnell has 6.2 rebounds per game while Taylor Johnson has 4.9 rebounds per game and LaShonda Wilson has 4.7 rebounds per game.Nalls has two steals per game.