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2012-13 Basketball Game Day Guide vs. East Mississippi #40 Talisa Boyd Sophomore, Forward Natchioches, La.

#50 Tyler Brunson Sophomore, Forward Atlanta, Ga.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Bonner Arnold Coliseum


2012-13 Lady Tiger & Tiger Basketball Teams

2012-13 Lady Tigers

No. Player

Position

Class

10

Katie Garvin

Guard

Sophomore

5-7

11

Kiki Gwyn

Guard

Freshman

5-2

12

Antionette Riddle Guard

Freshman

14

Bri Hobson

Freshman

20

LaTonya Gadison Guard/Forward

21

Shrita Dixon

22 24

Hometown

2012-13 Tigers

No. Player

Position

Class

Corinth

11

Acie Vance

Guard

Sophomore

6-2

Ripley

Corinth

12

Darius Leach

Guard

Freshman

5-9

Booneville

5-9

Tupelo

14

Markeevius Brown

Guard

Freshman

5-9

Mound Bayou

5-4

Brandon

22

Ian Burress

Guard

Freshman

5-9

Baldwyn

Freshman

5-10

Rosedale

23

Keldrick Lesley

Guard

Freshman

6-1

Booneville

Guard

Freshman

5-7

Mantachie

24

Tadarious Coburn

Forward

Sophomore

6-6

New Albany

Kebrina Lucas

Guard/Forward

Sophomore

5-6

New Albany

30

Billy Jackson

Guard

Freshman

6-0

Tunica

Von Hall

Guard

Freshman

5-7

Nettleton

33

Ladarius Waits

Guard

Freshman

5-10

Olive Branch

25

Angelia Allen

Guard/Forward

Freshman

5-9

Belmont

34

Romeo Johnson

Forward

Freshman

6-5

Oxford

32

Kay K Tate

Guard

Freshman

5-8 Dyersburg, Tenn.

40

Malcolm Hamilton

Guard

Sophomore

6-2

Atlanta, Ga.

33

Aushina Ivy

Guard/Forward

Freshman

5-10

Tupelo

42

Johnnie McGhee

Guard

Freshman

6-3

Olive Branch

35

India Howard

Guard/Forward

Sophomore

5-8

Ripley

44

KeDorian Sullivan

Forward

Sophomore

6-7

Memphis, Tenn.

40

Talisa Boyd

Guard/Forward

Sophomore

5-10 Natchioches, La

50

Tyler Brunson

Forward

Sophomore

6-8

Atlanta, Ga.

52

Marcell Lucas

Forward

Sophomore

6-3

Baldwyn

54

Cameron Shorty

Forward

Freshman

6-5

Senatobia

Guard

Height

Head Coach: Brian Alexander, Ph.D. (Mississippi State, 1998), 2nd Year Assistant Coach: Maurice Stafford, (North Alabama), 9th Year Student Assistants: Kierra Erby, 1st Year; Samone Armstead, 1st Year

Head Coach: David Robbins

Athletic Trainer: Hope Barnes, (University of Southern Mississippi, 2012), 1st Year

Assistant Coach: Nick Coln

President: Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D.

Student Assistants: Ben Hurt

Height

Hometown


Northeast

No. 10 Katie Garvin 5-7 Guard Sophomore Corinth

No. 11 Kiki Gwyn 5-2 Guard Freshman Corinth

Basketball

No. 12 Antionette Riddle 5-9 Guard Freshman Tupelo

No. 14 Bri Hobson 5-4 Guard Freshman Brandon

No. 20 LaTonya Gadison 5-10 Guard/Forward Freshman Rosedale

No. 21 Shrita Dixon 5-7 Guard Freshman Mantachie

No. 22 Kebrina Lucas 5-6 Guard/Forward Sophomore New Albany

No. 24 Von Hall 5-7 Guard Freshman Nettleton

No. 25 Angelia Allen 5-9 Guard/Forward Freshman Belmont

No. 32 Kay K Tate 5-8 Guard Freshman Dyersburg, Tenn.

No. 33 Aushina Ivy 5-10 Guard/Forward Freshman Tupelo

No. 35 India Howard 5-8 Guard/Forward Sophomore Ripley

No. 40 Talisa Boyd 5-10 Guard/Forward Sophomore Natchitoches, La

Northeast Mississippi Community College

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Player Katie Garvin Kiki Gwyn Antoinette Riddle Bri Hobson LaTonya Gadison Shrita Dixon Kebrina Lucas Von Hall Angelia Allen Kay K Tate Aushina Ivy India Howard Talisa Boyd

Position Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard/Forward Guard Guard/Forward Guard Guard/Forward Guard Guard/Forward Guard/Forward Guard/Forward

Class Sophomore Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Sophomore

Height Hometown 5-7 Corinth 5-2 Corinth 5-9 Tupelo 5-4 Brandon 5-10 Rosedale 5-7 Mantachie 5-6 New Albany 5-7 Nettleton 5-9 Belmont 5-8 Dyersburg, Tenn. 5-10 Tupelo 5-8 Ripley 5-10 Natchioches, La

Head Coach: Brian Alexander, Ph.D. (Mississippi State, 1998), 2nd Year Assistant Coaches: Maurice Stafford, (North Alabama), 9th Year Student Assistants: Kierra Erby, 1st Year; Samone Armstead, 1st Year Athletic Trainer: Hope Barnes, (University of Southern Mississippi, 2012), 1st Year President: Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D.

No. 10 11 12 14 20 21 22 24 25 32 33 35 40

Northeast Lady Tigers

Leah Isabelle Ashley Jackson

Savannah Kimmons Forward Narshanda Malone Brianna May Dajah McCarty Takera Mitchell Nockeyia Qualls Charmane Tims Janay Townsel

20 11 33 22 12 34 14 15 23 21

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Soph.

Soph.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Class

5-7

5-10

5-7

5-6

5-10

5-4

5-6

6-0

5-10

5-8

5-7

Ht.

Starkville

Meridian

Forest

Waynesboro

Quitman

Pelahatchie

Gary, Ind.

Holly Springs

Gulfport

Pass Christian

West Point

Hometown

Assistant Coach: Edwond Eddings

Head Coach: Sharon Thompson

Guard

Guard

Guard

Guard

Forward

Guard

Guard

Forward

Guard

Guard

Wilma Davis

10

Position

Player

No.

East Miss. Lady Lions

Northeast East Mississippi Mississippi vs. Community College Community College


No. 11 12 14 22 23 24 30 33 34 40 42 44 50 52 54

Position Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard Forward Guard Guard Forward Guard Guard Forward Forward Forward Forward

Class Sophomore Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Freshman 23

11

1

22

32

2

24

25

5

3

12

4

A.J. Wade

Keynan Pittman

Brandon Moss

Jacolby Mobley

Justin Kinsey

Earnest Hunter

Nick Giles

Mack Foster

Adrian Edwards

Dominic Davis

Corey Cox

Trey Brown

Jarekious Bradley

Guard

Center

Guard

Guard

Forward

Center

Guard

Guard

Forward

Forward

Guard

Forward

Guard

Position

Soph.

R-Fresh. 6-10

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Soph.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Fresh.

Soph.

Soph.

Class.

6-3

6-3

6-0

6-6

6-8

5-10

6-3

6-5

6-5

6-2

6-8

6-5

Ht.

185

165

230

185

155

200

215

130

195

205

190

195

210

220

Wt.

Jonesboro, Ark.

Meridian

Wilmington, NC

Meridian

Starkville

Yazoo City

Macon

Scooba

Beulah

Biloxi

Clinton

Yazoo City

Brandon

Memphis, Tenn.

Hometown

East Miss. Lions

10

6-5

Soph.

Forward

Micah Walker Head Coach: Mark White

Assistant Coach: Billy Begley

14

No. Player

Bonner Arnold Coliseum Booneville, Miss. January 17, 2013

Height Hometown 6-2 Ripley 5-9 Booneville 5-9 Mound Bayou 5-9 Baldwyn 6-1 Booneville 6-6 New Albany 6-0 Tunica 5-10 Olive Branch 6-5 Oxford 6-2 Atlanta, Ga. 6-3 Olive Branch 6-7 Memphis, Tenn. 6-8 Atlanta, Ga. 6-3 Baldwyn 6-5 Senatobia

Northeast Tigers Player Acie Vance Darius Leach Markeevius Brown Ian Burress Keldrick Lesley Tadarious Coburn Billy Jackson Ladarius Waits Romeo Johnson Malcolm Hamilton Johnnie McGhee KeDorian Sullivan Tyler Brunson Marcell Lucas Cameron Shorty

Head Coach: David Robbins Assistant Coaches: Nick Coln Student Assistants: Ben Hurt Athletic Trainer: Hope Barnes, President: Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D.


Northeast

Basketball

No. 11 Acie Vance Guard 6-2 Sophomore Ripley

No. 12 Darius Leach Guard 5-9 Freshman Booneville

No. 14 Markeevius Brown Guard 5-9 Freshman Mound Bayou

No. 22 Ian Burress Guard 5-9 Freshman Baldwyn

No. 23 Keldrick Lesley Guard 6-1 Freshman Booneville

No. 24 Tadarious Coburn Forward 6-6 Sophomore New Albany

No. 30 Billy Jackson Guard 6-0 Freshman Tunica

No. 33 Ladarius Waits Guard 5-10 Freshman Olive Branch

No. 34 Romeo Johnson Forward 6-5 Freshman Oxford

No. 40 Malcolm Hamilton Guard 6-2 Sophomore Atlanta, Ga.

No. 42 Johnnie McGhee Guard 6-3 Freshman Olive Branch

No. 44 KeDorian Sullivan Forward 6-7 Sophomore Memphis, Tenn.

No. 50 Tyler Brunson Forward 6-8 Sophomore Atlanta, Ga.

No. 52 Marcell Lucas Forward 6-3 Sophomore Baldwyn

No. 54 Cameron Shorty Forward 6-5 Freshman Senatobia

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Northeast Mississippi Community College


Northeast

Basketball

Player Feature: Talisa Boyd & Tyler Brunson Sometimes, it takes an e-mail from halfway around the world to convince a player to come to college. Sometimes, all it takes is knowing the right people. For Lady Tiger sophomore forward Talisa Boyd and Tiger sophomore forward Tyler Brunson, each one of those scenarios led to them coming to Northeast. Boyd received an e-mail from Lady Tiger head coach Brian Alexander while she was on a mission trip in Japan while Brunson’s former Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) coach is a friend of Tiger assistant coach Nick Coln. For Boyd, it’s been an adventure through out the American southwest as the Northeast sophomore traveled from California to Louisiana to Texas and finally to Mississippi. Brunson’s travels have been more of an East Coast affair as the Tiger sophomore found himself at Tucker High School in Georgia before moving to Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C. and then back to Tucker for his senior year. Fate played a role in each of their recruitments and Boyd and Brunson each ended up in Texas for their first year of college. Boyd chose to go to Panola College while Brunson followed his brother to Tyler Junior College. However, for one reason or another, both ended up looking for a new school. For Boyd, the trip through the American southwest has been a decent one. From opening up her playing career in California through her sophomore year to winning a championship with Natchitoches Central High School in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Boyd has found a love for the game. Nonetheless, that love was almost lost after her first year in college. “I played for a year and took a year off,” Boyd said. “We weren’t very good. We kept losing, and losing and losing. We maybe won two or three games the whole season and I felt like I was not developing as a player and decided I didn’t want to go there.” Thank goodness for e-mails. “I sent out a couple of e-mails to some coaches in Mississippi,” Boyd said. “(Coach Alexander) was the first one to reply so that’s how I got here. He contacted me while he was in Japan,” Boyd said. “He was looking for a four-player that could pass, score and rebound like I could. He said when he opened up the e-mail it was everything he was looking for.” Boyd’s move wasn’t without hesitation. As the oldest of four siblings, it meant that she would have to give up her job at an orthopedic clinic in Natchitoches and move almost eight hours from home. That move from home also meant that her siblings – a 16-year-old brother, a 12-year-old brother and a 4-year-old sister would probably not get to see her play in college. “That trip is probably never going to happen – with a mom that works and three kids.” Boyd said. “It’s a 7-hour, 35-minute drive home.” Even though it’s almost an eight-hour drive home, Boyd knows that she made the right choice. Boyd’s mother made sure of that while she was growing up. “School always comes first,” said Boyd. “There are no sports without school. I was pretty much an ‘A’ student. I graduated high school with a 3.0. No matter

Talisa Boyd

how talented you are, you can’t do anything without an education. That was just the way I was raised.” While Boyd grew up playing basketball, Brunson found his hardwood calling in high school. After a growth spurt between his sophomore and freshman years, Brunson decided to put his height to his advantage by playing basketball. Up until his ninth grade year, Brunson was a football player and wanted to try something new. That theme of “trying something new” follows Brunson throughout his life today with various adventures in high school and college. “I played football and tried out for basketball and made it,” Brunson said. “I didn’t want to play football anymore because I started to grow so I just stuck with basketball.” However, football and basketball weren’t the only two sports the Georgia native tried out in high school. “I just wanted to try something new,” Brunson said. “I played soccer my senior year in high school and was pretty good at it. I actually only got scored on twice.” Nonetheless, Brunson knew his calling when he fell in love with the game of basketball his senior year but a lack of interest from area colleges sent the Georgia basketball player to Texas for his first season. “I didn’t have any schools come after me so I signed with Tyler Junior College,” Brunson said, “but then I wanted to try something new and came to Northeast.” One of Brunson’s things that the Northeast sophomore has locked in on and has not tried to change is his mind about what he wants to do in life. The 6-6 power forward wants to become a lawyer, thanks to a little friendly advice from his mother. “When I was younger, my mom always said I talked back and that I should become a lawyer,” Brunson said. “I thought about it and wanted to try it out. I like crime shows and all of that.” Brunson’s mother has been a driving force in his life and in the lives of his two older brothers. Whether it is granting them height (Brunson’s mother towers at 5-11) or allowing the siblings to do their own things, it’s been a family affair for Brunson. Brunson’s oldest brother is at the North Carolina Central University pursuing a law degree at the age of 23 while his other brother (20) was his teammate at Tyler Junior College in Texas. With Brunson wanting to be a lawyer, the Northeast sophomore found his case on the basketball court during the Tigers final game of 2012 and convinced a jury of his peers that the Tigers will be a team to contend in the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) during the latter part of the year. “We were down 18 with eight minutes to go,” Brunson said about the Gadsden State game on December 13. “We came together as a team and came back to win.” Whether it’s on the court or studying to be in one, Brunson knows that an education is the key to each. “You just have to stay focused,” Brunson said. “It’s all about time management.”

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Tyler Brunson

7


Northeast

Basketball

2012-13 2010-11 Schedule

OCTOBER Date

18 Monday, November 1 18 Thursday, November 4 25 Tuesday, November 9 27 NOVEMBER 5 Saturday, November 13 8 Monday, November 15 12 Thursday, November 18 15 Monday, November 29 19 Thursday, December 2 26 29 Monday, December 6 DECEMBER Tuesday, December 14 3 Thursday, December 16 11 Thursday, January 6 13 Saturday, January 8 JANUARY Monday, January 10 7 Thursday, January 13 14 Monday, January 17 17 Thursday, January 20 22 24 Thursday, January 27 28 Monday, January 31 31 Thursday, February 3 FEBRUARY Monday, February 7 4 Thursday, February 10 7 Monday, February 14 11 February 21 – 24 14 February 28 – March 3 18 21

Opponent

at Blue Mountain^$ Northwest Shoals (Ala.)

Location

Away

Mid-South^% Booneville UNA^$ Jackson StateSt.-Hanceville^% (Tenn.) Booneville at Wallace Motlow State (Tenn.) West Plains (Mo.)

Booneville

EastCentral Central East

Booneville

Time

6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Women Only TBA

at Wallace St.-Hanceville Away Jones County at Jones Co. at East Central Meridian Gadsden St. Northwest* Meridian at Itawamba* Holmes*

Wallace State (Ala.)

Away Away Booneville Away

Northwest Shoals (Ala.)

Booneville

East Miss.*

Booneville

Coahoma*

Away

5 p.m. 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. 5&7 p.m.

7 p.m. Men Only

5:30 1&3 p.m. p.m. 5:30 5&7 p.m. p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Men Only 6 p.m. 6&8 p.m. p.m. 5:30 5&7 p.m. p.m. 5:30 6 p.m. 6&8 p.m. 5&7 p.m.

Northwest* Motlow State Away Jackson St.$ (Tenn.) Jones County Wallace St.-Hanceville% Booneville at Gadsden St. Meridian Booneville at Meridian Jones Co. Itawamba* East Mississippi* Miss. Delta* at Coahoma* Holmes* Northwest* at Mississippi Delta* Holmes* Itawamba*

5:30 p.m. 6&8 p.m. p.m. 5:30 5&7 p.m. p.m. 7:30 5:30 2&4 p.m. p.m. 5&7 p.m.

Away Booneville Away Booneville

East Miss.*

Away

Coahoma* at Northwest*

Booneville

5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Itawamba* Wallace St.-Hanceville$ Booneville

Missouri St.-West Plains% Away Miss. Delta* at East Mississippi* State Tournament Coahoma* at Holmes* Mississippi Delta*

Regional Tournament

Miss. College

*-North Division, ^-Scrimmage,%-Men Only, $-Women Only * Denotes North Division Contest

Northeast Mississippi Community College

6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6&8 p.m. p.m. 5:30 5&7 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 5&7 p.m. p.m. 6 p.m. 5&7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6&8 p.m.

5&7 p.m. 5 p.m.

5&7 p.m. p.m. 5:30 7 p.m. 6&8 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m.


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