The “Toys for Tots” EC Classic Basketball Tournament got underway today at East Central Community College in Decatur at Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium. The Lady Warriors played the Jags of Southern University- Shreveport in today’s third game of the Classic. Both the Lady Warriors and the Lady Jags entered tonight’s game with a 3-0 season record. After the Ladies game, The Warriors Men’s team will take the floor to play the Trojan’s of Mississippi Delta Community College.
The Lady Warriors put the first points on the scoreboard and would maintain a lead over the Lady Jags throughout the opening quarter, leading by 6 points at the horn, 23-17. The Lady Warriors pulled away from the Jags in the second quarter taking a 33 point lead at halftime, 53-20. EC continued to dominate the game in the second half, leading by 45 points at the end of the 3rd, 78-33, and winning the contest by 73 points, 115-42. With tonight’s win, the Lady Warriors improve their season record to 4-0.
The EC Warriors and Ms. Delta Trojan’s men’s teams were next on the basketball court for the final game in the opening day of the EC Classic. Both teams played good basketball in the first half but the Warriors were able to come away with an 8 point lead before the half ended to lead the game 45-37 over the Trojan’s. The Warriors pulled away to a 20 point lead in the early going of the second half but the Trojans then began a slow comeback in the game closing in on the Warriors lead but then the Warriors begin pulling away once again winning the game by 17 points, 96-79 and improving to 4-0 on the season.
Both EC Warriors Basketball teams will be back in action tomorrow night in the EC Classic beginning at about 5:00 pm.