East Central Community College basketball teams were back in action at home in Decatur tonight hosting the highly ranked Jones Junior College from Ellisville. The Lady Warriors entered the game 14-5 overall and 5-5 in the South Division while the Lady Bobcats of Jones entered 18-1 overall and 10-0 in the division. While the Lady Bobcats were leading the game after the opening quarter, the Lady Warriors would gain the lead in the second quarter and maintain a lead the rest of the contest getting a victory over the nationally ranked #5 Lady Bobcats by the final score of 74-71.
In the Men’s game, the Warriors entered the game 9-10 overall and 2-8 in the division while the Bobcats entered 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the division. The Warriors enjoyed a 12 point lead at halftime, 40-28 but the Bobcats would come storming back in the second half and gain a sizable lead over the Warriors late in the second half. The Warriors were determined to mount a comeback and were able to tie the game as the last second expired and the horn sounded. With the game tied at 70-70 overtime basketball began and the Warriors momentum would extend into the overtime period and give them the victory over the Bobcats by 3 points, 84-81.