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CLARKSDALE — The Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball team took defending conference co-champion Coahoma Community College to overtime before falling 61-60 on Monday, November 15 at The Pinnacle.

The visiting Lady Tigers were down by 10 points with 8:30 remaining in the game, but mounted a comeback that was capped with a Calysia Phillips three-pointer with 24 seconds remaining in regulation.

Phillips again drained a trey with seven seconds left in overtime to cut Northeast’s deficit to a point, but the hosts were able to run out the clock and claim a narrow win.

Calysia Phillips led all scorers in her return to her hometown of Clarksdale with 22 points. She added six rebounds, four assists and three steals in playing all 45 minutes.

JaQuasia Dorrough narrowly missed out on her third consecutive double-double. She produced 10 points and nine rebounds.

Coahoma (4-0) had three players reach double figures, including Tiara Abron with 14 points, Ashanti Backus with 12 points and Nakia Cheatham with 11 points.

Northeast (2-3) forced the homestanding Lady Tigers into committing 29 turnovers. There were nine lead changes and eight instances in which the game was tied.

Up next

Northeast continues a busy week of women’s action by hosting East Mississippi Community College on Thursday (November 18). Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. inside Bonner Arnold Coliseum.

Reminder

Northeast’s men’s basketball team was off Monday. The Tigers return to action on Thursday (November 18) with a road trip to Bevill State (Ala.) Community College. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. at Glen Clem Gymnasium in Jasper, Ala.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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