MGCCC trounces Holmes by 59

Published 4:05 pm Friday, December 3, 2021

Mississippi Gulf Coast destroyed Holmes to open MACCC women’s basketball play Thursday night in Goodman, winning 103-44.


It was the second time the Bulldogs have broken the 100-point mark this season after having not reached it for nearly 16 years.

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“We pushed the ball very well tonight,” Gulf Coast coach Hope Adams said. “We set the tempo and kept it up for four quarters. We hit 13 3-pointers and shot the cover off the ball.”


The Bulldogs improved to 7-1 with the clock-busting victory. Gulf Coast beat Gadsden State 105-71 earlier in the season. The last time before that the program had broken the century mark in a game was in a 107-100 loss at Meridian on Jan. 1, 2006.


Elsie Harris (So., Mobile, Ala./B.C. Rain) led Gulf Coast with 19 points. Beverly Tillman (So., Laurel/Laurel) scored 16, Ayanna McNairy (So., Brookhaven/Brookhaven) had 11 and Aniya Saddler (So., Columbus/Columbus) added 10.


All but one of the 12 players on the roster scored. The Bulldogs blew open a nine-point lead after the first quarter to go up 53-21 at halftime. Gulf Coast outscored Holmes 26-3 in the quarter.


The 3-point success was a far cry from Monday’s 57-45 rock fight win over Hinds in Utica. The Bulldogs shot just 7 percent from behind the arc.


Holmes falls to 1-8.


Gulf Coast plays its first conference home game Monday when third-ranked Jones visits the Weathers-Wentzell Center. Tipoff at Perk is at 6 p.m.


“It will give us great momentum coming into Monday night,” Adams said. “We’ve got a great team coming up, so I think this game really gave the team confidence to go in and battle.”


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