HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball team fell in its first game in 10 days with a 58-52 decision at Wallace State (Ala.) Community College at Hanceville on Tuesday, November 30 at Tom Drake Coliseum.
It was the only game outside the borders of the state of Mississippi for Northeast. It was the second of only three games against opponents from outside the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) as well.
Northeast scored 10 of the first 11 points of the contest and eventually led 16-8 after the opening period. Calysia Phillips, the nation’s leading scorer, contributed nine of her game-high 19 points in the first.
The Lady Tigers (2-6) held a narrow 29-27 advantage at the break, but the homestanding Lady Lions held Northeast to only eight points in the third period to leap ahead.
Brittney Oswalt was the Lady Tigers’ only other double-digit scorer. She tied a career-high with 15 points plus eight rebounds for a near double-double.
Destiny Garrett led four double-figure scorers for Wallace State (4-3) with 16 points.
Northeast held the Lady Lions to a 31.3 field goal percentage and 25.9 three-point percentage.
UP NEXT: Northeast begins MACCC conference play on Thursday (December 2) against Hinds Community College. The Lady Tigers host the Lady Bulldogs while the nationally ranked Tigers travel to Utica. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. at both locations.
The women’s game will air on the Gold Channel of NEMCCTV while the men’s game will be broadcast on the Black Channel of NEMCCTV and on the radio at WWMR 102.9 FM.