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Northeast guard Zeke Cook (10)goes up for two of his 12 points against the Arkansas State University Mid-South Greyhounds in recent game action at the Bonner Arnold Coliseum in Booneville. The No. 22 Tigers knocked off Motlow State 93-66 Monday to improve to 6-1 at the Thanksgiving break. They will next entertain Co-Lin next Monday.

BOONEVILLE — Northeast Mississippi Community College’s men’s basketball team served up a feast heading into the holiday break.

With only 10 Tigers dressing, Northeast stuffed the scoreboard for a 93-66 win over Motlow State (Tenn.) Community College on Monday, November 22.

Ken Lewis carved up the Bucks defense for a game-high with 26 points while nine of the 10 Tiger players tallied points in the contest.

Northeast sliced its way to a 46-32 advantage at the half behind Lewis’ 14; Zeke Cook checked in with a baker’s dozen and gobbled down an even 20 on the night.

Lewis harvested 26 while Cook warmed up for 20. Jalin Rice tallied 12 and Kylan Blackmon picked up 10.

Blackmon barely missed a triple-double with 10 points, seven rebounds and the second-year player dished out nine assists for the Tigers.

Lewis led the way to the table with six three-pointers as the Tigers feasted from beyond the arc, connecting on 46.7 percent of their shots from long distance.

Kameron Jones put back three leftovers for the Tigers and had a freebie for seven on the night.

Nico Ashley had 22 points for the venison while Yan Kankela and Anthony Bowen were the only other Bucks in double digits.

Up nextNortheast (6-1) will rest until Monday, November 29 when the Tigers host the Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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