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NWCC Lady Rangers crush Northeast

Northwest Mississippi Community College forward Hope Adams scores two of her 17 points in the Lady Rangers’ 77-49 victory Feb. 4 in Senatobia, Adams also grabbed 10 rebounds to help Northwest remain in first place in MACJC north division at 8-1.

Sophomore guard De’Kisha Fondon of Water Valley led all scorers with 18 points as the Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Rangers continued their tear through the MACJC north division

They blasted the Northeast Lady Tigers 77-49 Feb. 4 at Howard Coliseum in Senatobia.

Northwest, which is riding a four-game win streak and has won seven of its last eight contests, improved to 11-5 overall. The MACJC north division-leading Lady Rangers hold a one-game lead in the standings over both Itawamba and Mississippi Delta. Northwest is 8-1 in the division.

It didn’t take long for the Lady Rangers to show their dominance against Northeast. Northwest jumped to a 22-7 lead after the opening eight minutes behind a quartet of three-point baskets.

Lady Ranger sophomore forward Kortny Tucker of Holly Springs drained a three-pointer just before halftime to give her team a 46-27 advantage at intermission.

Northwest’s defense caused the Lady Tigers all sorts of problems which led to easy baskets in transition. The Lady Rangers opened the second period with a 22-2 run to claim a 68-29 lead with 10:43 left and cruised the rest of the way.

Sophomore forward Hope Adams of Oxford notched her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Rangers travel to Moorhead Monday, Feb. 8 to battle Mississippi Delta at 6 p.m. Northwest returns home Thursday, Feb. 11 to host Coahoma in its final home game of the season at 5 p.m.

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