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WCCS sweeps Concordia

SELMA — In a topsy-turvy basketball game of city rivals, Wallace Community College-Selma’s men edged out Concordia College 101-91 by pulling ahead in the last five minutes Tuesday night at Concordia College.

In the earlier women’s game, the Lady Patriots of WCCS rallied in the second half to beat a defelated Lady Hornets squad 81-72.

The men’s game was tied 21 times in the 40 minutes, and the lead changed hands 19 times.

The Patriots led after one half by a slim 41-28 margin.

Wallace-Selma outscored Concordia College 8-3 in the final two minutes of the game.

Freshman guard Willie Cooper led the Wallace-Selma scoring with 16 points, followed by freshman forward Fentress Lockett with 12 points, and freshman guard Charles Knight and sophomore guard Darrell Mayberry with 10 points apiece.

The leading scorers for Concordia were sophomore guard John Nixon with 22 points, senior guard Gavriel Ball with 21, freshman point guard Flanado Crowell with 14 and senior forward Michael Hllard with 11.

In the women’s game, Concordia College coach Jacqui Virgil said the Lady Hornets went flat after halftime.

“I don’t know what happened in the second half,” she said.

“We just came out in the second half and didn’t have any drive.”

Concordia College led 46-37 at halftime.

Wallace-Selma managed to rebound and tied the game at 60-all with five minutes left to play in the game.

The Lady Patriots took control in the final minutes to claim the win.

The Concordia College wom en are still looking for their first victory in four attempts.

Leading scoreers in the women’s game for Concordia College were Tamara Shaw and DeShawn Butler with 12 points apiece.

For Wallace Community College-Selma, the leading scorers were Sher’Ryan Scott with 19 points, followed by Brittany Harris with 12 and Whitney Miles with 11.

The next game on the Wallace Community College-Selma schedule is at home Saturday agaqinst Pearl River (Miss.) Community College.

The women’s game begins at 3 p.m.