ICC sweeps Coahoma

ICC visits Mississippi Delta on Saturday.

Posted: Jan 19, 2018 6:06 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2018 10:58 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA/ICC Athletics) - Freshman Greg Robinson (Biggersville) knocked down a pair of baskets in the final 25 seconds of the game to give Itawamba Community College's men's basketball team a 62-59 victory over Coahoma on Friday.

Chayton York (Philadelphia) drove the lane and found a wide open Robinson for an easy lay-up to give the Indians (6-5, 1-1 MACJC North) a 58-57 lead with 24.7 seconds left in the game. Coahoma (2-11, 0-3 MACJC North) quickly regained the lead, 59-58, on a floater in the paint by Daquon Morris but the Indians countered when Robinson tipped in his own miss with 8.1 seconds left to play.

Coahoma quickly advanced the ball to midcourt when Tre Jenkins (Tupelo) slapped the ball away from behind and the Tigers fouled Brian Halums (Simmons) in the open floor with 2.4 seconds on clock. Halums knocked down both free throws to put the Indians up by three and the Tigers failed to get a shot off before the clock expired on the contest.

Jenkins scored a team-high 15 and Halums added 10 points in the win for the Indians. Robinson scored a career-high 10 points on the night.

Meanwhile, the Lady Indians wasted little time getting a jump on Coahoma to notch a 95-58 win in a rare Friday afternoon contest at the Davis Event Center.

Coahoma (2-11, 0-3 MACJC North) took a 2-0 lead on their first possession of the afternoon and the rest of the day belonged to the Lady Indians (7-4, 1-1 MACJC North). ICC went on a 12-0 run to take a 12-2 before cruising to a 27-10 lead by the end of the first quarter.

The Lady Tigers sparked a small rally in the second, but again the Lady Indians had an answer and closed out first with a 52-27 lead. ICC outscored Coahoma, 18-16, in a sluggish third quarter before pulling away for the 95-58 victory for their first division win of the season.

Taneshia Miller (Greenville) scored 14 points and collected 15 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Shaniyah Buford (Abbeville) added a team-high 21 while Eryka Williams (Starkville) came off the bench to chip in 10 points and 6 rebounds.

All but one active member on the roster scored for the Lady Indians in the victory. It was the third time the Lady Indians have scored more than 90 points this season.

ICC will be back in action Saturday at Mississippi Delta, in make-up game from Tuesday. The Lady Indians tip off at 2:00 p.m. and the Indians will follow at 4:00 p.m.

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