Holmes men and women win to close out hoops season

From school reports

The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs defeated the Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Rangers 70-63 here Thursday night to end the season at 7-16 and 4-8 in the North Division.

Holmes led 29-25 at halftime and then outscored the Lady Rangers 41-38 in the second half. Holmes had increased the lead to 12 points with 9:26 left in the game.

Carmesha Nalls led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 20 points while Laricka Morgan had 14. Taylor Johnson pulled down an impressive 15 rebounds while Morgan had 11.

Holmes Community College freshman Vercell Webster gave the Bulldogs the lead with 10 seconds remaining and the Bulldogs held on for 70-69 win over the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers here Thursday night.

With the win, the Bulldogs ended the season 12-10 overall and 4-7 in the North Division.

Holmes jumped out on Northwest early in the game and led by 13 at halftime 37-24. Holmes increased the lead to as much as 15 points in the second half but Northwest outscored Holmes in the second half 45-33 to make the game tight at the end.

Tamarico Wilson led the Bulldogs with 20 points while Justin McCleary had 16 and Rodriques Palmer and Dayshawn Watkins each had 10. Palmer and McCleary each led the Bulldogs in rebounds with five.

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The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs fell to 4-9 overall here Saturday with three losses to Lincoln Land, Gadsden and Three Rivers.

In game one versus Lincoln Land, Holmes fell 14-6. Faye Lott suffered the loss after pitching only one inning giving up seven runs on eight hits. Katie Johnston pitched four innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits. Kelsey Kelly, Karina Brown and Kally Kirk each had two hits. Brown and Keana Wash each had a double.

In game two versus Gadsden, Holmes fell 8-4. Brett Whitlock suffered the loss after pitching six innings. She gave up eight runs on 15 hits striking out one and walking three. Wash and Michelle Gregory each had two hits with one of Wash’s hits being a home run.

In game three versus Three Rivers, Johnston suffered the loss. She gave up five runs on 10 hits and struck out four. Gregory led with two hits with both being doubles.

Holmes hosts Hinds on Wednesday and Coahoma on Saturday in doubleheaders.