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Alcorn County well-represented at Northeast camp
by Northeast Sports Information
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BOONEVILLE, Miss. - The Northeast Mississippi Community College’s women’s basketball team opened its busy summer with a skills camp for middle school athletes from June 7-9 inside historic Bonner Arnold Coliseum.

The three-day event was open to any girl in the fifth-through-eighth grades. Several experienced area coaches aided Lady Tigers head coach Brenda Mayes in providing quality instruction to the campers.

Members of past and future Northeast hoops teams, including the 2016-17 edition that was the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division runner-up, were in attendance as well to help direct the different drills.

Those that were present refined their fundamentals in order to establish proper playing habits. The development of the mental aspect of the sport was also an emphasis of the camp.

Girls specifically had the opportunity to work on ball handling, dribbling, shooting, passing, defense and other essential techniques while participating in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Campers were also pitted against each other on multiple occasions with a set of scrimmages and various competitions that put the routines that they were taught to the test in a competitive environment.

The ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship were routinely discussed by Mayes, who has been recognized for an outstanding career built upon those characteristics with induction into the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA), MACJC and Northeast Sports Hall of Fames.

Attendance for the Lady Tigers’ initial camp of the year, which was dedicated to helping area children enhance their capabilities on the hardwood, was exceptional once again.

Next up on the calendar for Northeast is its annual elementary school skills camp from June 23-24. The Lady Tigers close their summertime full of fun from July 16-19 with a session specifically for high school athletes.

Registration remains open for both upcoming camps with information available on the award-winning Cost for the elementary school camp is $40 while the high school camp is either $125 for day campers or $145 for those wishing to stay overnight on campus.

The Lady Tigers bolster one of the top resumes in the entire country with a national championship, three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 titles and 10 MACJC state crowns over their illustrious history.

For more information about the 2017 Northeast Lady Tiger Basketball Camps, contact Mayes at 662-720-7887 or by email at or assistant coach Kunshinge Sorrell-Howard at 662-720-7159 or by email at

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