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Hinds CC Bulldogs head to the playoffs after defeating East Central Warriors



Ladarius Marshall (photo by Tracy Duncan, Hinds CC)

For the first time since 2012, the Hinds Community College Bulldogs’ basketball program will be playing in the postseason.

The Bulldogs defeated the East Central Community College Warriors 73-68 Monday evening, Feb. 17, to solidify their spot in the MACJC State Tournament next week.

The Bulldogs and Warriors traded leads multiple times throughout the first half. Hinds jumped out to an 8-6 lead five minutes into the game, before ECCC went on a 14-4 run to take a 20-12 lead with 9:36 remaining in the first half.

The Bulldogs responded with a run of their own and tied the game at 34-34 to close out the first half.

In the first five minutes of the second half, Hinds went on a 16-6 scoring run to take a 50-40 lead. ECCC then responded with another run of their own, which cut Hinds lead to just five points (56-51) with less than ten minutes remaining. The Bulldogs answered right back and took a 67-59 lead with just under five minutes remaining.

“Every time we play a conference game you know it is going to be a battle,” said head coach Yusef Fitzgerald. “I thought East Central came to play tonight, but our guys stepped up and came out with a big win.”

Top performers in the game included Ladarius Marshall, who scored 21 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, one steal and one assist. Jordan Johnson put up 14 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals. Kejuan Clements and Eric Stimage both made 10 points.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved their overall season record to 13-7 and their conference record to 8-5. Their 13 wins are the most regular-season wins that Hinds has had since 2013 when they had 15 overall wins. Their eight regular-season conference wins are the most in over a decade.

“This huge for our program,” Fitzgerald said.

Hinds will conclude the regular season Thursday. Feb. 20, on the road against the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs (14-7, 6-7). Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Perkinston.

If Hinds defeats MGCCC this Thursday, they will secure second place in the MACJC South Division.

The MACJC State Tournament will begin on Monday, Feb. 24 and conclude with the championship games on Thursday, Feb. 27. The tournament will be hosted by East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss.



Former VHS football player Marvin Martin has decommitted from Boston College



Marvin Martin (with permission).

Former Vicksburg High School football player Marvin Martin has now decommitted from Boston College.

The announcement came Wednesday afternoon when Martin posted the news on his Twitter account.

Martin committed to Boston College last month and is now opening doors up for more colleges to recruit him now that he has decommitted. He recently received an offer to play at Kansas State University.

Martin played football at VHS last season under coach Tim Hughes and he is now playing at Trinity  Christian High School in Texas.

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Red Carpet Bowl dates and teams set for 2021



Vicksburg High Gators (photo by Ced Tillman)

The annual Red Carpet Bowl date and teams have been announced for the 2021 football season.

The bowl is scheduled for Aug. 27, 2021, at Vicksburg High School. The Vicksburg High Gators and Warren Central High Vikings are the home teams.

Vicksburg will face Germantown and Warren Central will play Forest Hill next year in the big games, and the Viking/Forrest Hill game will be first.

Germantown finished this season with a 4-5 record, and Vicksburg also won 4 games which should make it a competitive match. Forest Hill opted out of the 2020 season and Warren Central is still playing, with a berth in this year’s playoffs.

The two home teams will swap opponents  for the 2022 season.

As of now, most high school teams in Mississippi are in offseason training, preparing for their  next season.

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VHS soccer player Williams scored seven goals Monday



(photo courtesy Kristen Williams)

Vicksburg High School boys soccer player Chris Williams had a outstanding performance Monday as VHS defeated Raymond 8-1.

Williams scored seven goals in the big win for the Gators which helped put the game out of reach for Raymond. Williams is a senior at Vicksburg High and also plays on the Gator’s football where he was the starting kicker this past season.

Williams and VHS will play Cleveland Central in an away game Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m.



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