of Jones College in Ellisville for the MACCC Tournament, but ECCC had a tough draw as the team fell to ICC, 6-5, and Northeast, 6-2, to close out the year. Baseball The

and were forced to try a variety of lineups, but found themselves competing in every game with three games going into overtime. The Lady Warriors’ biggest win

The East Central Community College athletics programs had some strong showings in the spring portion of the 2021-22 season, along with many successes on the fields and courts. The student-athletes got to enjoy full seasons that were played without can- cellations. Men’s Basketball The East Central

Warrior baseball team was in a familiar position at the end of the 2022 season as the team qualified for

Community College bas- ketball team rounded out the 2021-22

of the season came against No. 21 Jones College as ECCC rallied in the final minutes of regulation with big three-pointers from Cori Keats and Mirial Cannon, before securing the 75- 69 victory in overtime. The Lady Warriors missed the Mis- sissippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) playoffs but got an automatic bid into the NJ- CAA Region 23 event where they fell to the Lady Bears. Softball The Lady

basketball season in the first round of

the NJCAA Region 23 playoffs. The Warriors finished the regular season 29-15 and 15-13 in conference play after splitting seven conference series and sweeping four. ECCC went into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed and had to travel to Scooba to take on the No. 3 seeded East Mis- sissippi Lions in a best-of-three series. The Warriors fell in a tight first game, 9-8, but rallied in the second for an 11- 10 victory to even the series. Unfortu- nately, the Lions took game three, 11- 1, to earn a spot in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament played in Poplarville on the campus of Pearl River Commu- nity College. Golf ECCC was excited to field a golf team for the 2021-22 seasons as the Warriors hit the links for the first time since 2018. Coach Chris Clark led the Warriors as they competed in seven events on the year. The Warriors posted two top-five finishes in the always-competitive MACCC field with a 5th place finish at the ICC Invitational at the River Birch Golf Club in Amory, before posting an- other 5th place finish at the Warriors home event held at Dancing Rabbit in Choctaw. Along with the impressive team finishes, ECCC’s River Maskew and

the NJCAA Region 23 Tourna- ment. The Warriors qualified for the tournament after defeating the Copiah-Lincoln Wolves in the play-in round, 90-85. The Warriors finished the year 5-17 overall and 2-12 in MACCC play after No. 18 seeded ECCC fell to the No. 2 seed Northeast Tigers, 75-65, in the first round of the tournament. The Warriors opened the season with a pair of wins over Hinds and the Royal Ambassadors, a prep academy, but fell into a losing streak before grabbing an 82-77 road win over Coahoma to end the winter portion of the season. ECCC came into 2022 with a 104-77 rout of Hinds but again found themselves in a losing streak until the playoff win at Co-Lin. Women’s Basketball The Lady Warrior basketball team finished the 2021-22 season 11-11, 7-7, and advanced to the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament as the No. 12 seed. The Lady Warriors fell to the No. 5 seed Baton Rouge Community College Lady Bears, 52-41, in the first round of the tournament. The Lady Warriors battled through numerous injuries throughout the year

Warrior softball

team found themselves in the MACCC playoffs in 2022 after posting a 16-12 conference record during the

year. ECCC went on a tear over the final week and half of the regular season as the team won five straight games with a win over Hinds, a sweep over Meridian, and a sweep over Coahoma. Other big wins during the year were the split with top-five nation- ally ranked ICC, a sweep against Gulf Coast, and a split with the then-ranked No. 1 Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves. The stellar play throughout the year sent the Lady Warriors to the campus


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