Wallace State’s women stifle Faulkner State with strong 2nd-half defense, WSCC men beat Georgia Highlands in Saturday basketball sweep

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s women’s basketball team is establishing itself as a defensive stalwart. The Lady Lions held their fourth straight opponent to under 50 points Saturday afternoon, buckling down in the second half to roll to a 67-40 victory over Faulkner State at Tom Drake Coliseum. The Lady Lions (9-2) capped a sweep for…

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Wallace State women’s basketball flirts with 100-point plateau in comfortable win against Motlow State, men lose heartbreaker in closing seconds

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HANCEVILLE – A week after posting 100 points, Wallace State’s women nearly matched the feat again Tuesday night, rolling to a 97-35 victory over Motlow (Tenn.) State at Tom Drake Coliseum. The Lady Lions opened the night’s doubleheader with the blowout before the Wallace State men lost a heartbreaker in the finale. Motlow State’s Kytrel…

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Wallace State men’s basketball holds off Volunteer State behind Marcus Johnson’s career-high 26 points

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HANCEVILLE – Sophomore guard Marcus Johnson poured in a career-high 26 points, freshman Lee Moore added 19 and the Wallace State men continued to display its strong offensive capabilities Tuesday night in an 83-80 victory over Volunteer (Tenn.) State at Tom Drake Coliseum. Wallace State (6-1) entered averaging 82 points per game during the season’s…

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Wallace State athletics has handful of sophomores sign with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State had a handful of sophomore student-athletes sign letter of intents with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period. Wallace State baseball left-hander Izaac Yarbrough signed with Auburn University. Yarbrough, a Vinemont graduate, finished 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA last season for the Lions. He tossed 48 2/3 innings, recording 36 strikeouts and…

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Wallace State basketball teams sweep Northeast Mississippi in home openers

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s basketball teams were both impressive during their home openers Thursday, sweeping Northeast Mississippi CC at Tom Drake Coliseum. Wallace State’s men opened the doubleheader with a convincing 90-52 win over the Tigers, and the 16th-ranked Lady Lions followed with a 76-69 triumph. The teams shifted normal starting times to precede the…

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Wallace State basketball home openers precede inaugural Regional Tip-off Challenge finals on Thursday

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum will host both college and high school basketball on Thursday. The Wallace State men’s and women’s teams host Northeast Mississippi CC beginning at 3 p.m., in their home openers, and the final day of the inaugural Regional Tip-off Challenge will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wallace State’s men (1-1)…

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Return of Jestin Lewis, Marcus Johnson in Wallace State men’s basketball backcourt raises expectations for 2013-14 season

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State men’s basketball coach John Meeks has the utmost confidence in his sophomore guard duo of Jestin Lewis and Marcus Johnson. “I think they have the chance to be one of the best returning backcourts not only in our league, but in the country. No one we play is going to be…

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Cullman, Butler, JO Johnson and Huntsville High Schools to compete in inaugural Wallace State Regional Tip-off Challenge on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7

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HANCEVILLE – Since arriving at Wallace State in 2010, men’s basketball coach John Meeks has always been interested in creating a tip-off tournament, featuring both high school and collegiate teams. His plan has come to fruition. Wallace State basketball will host the inaugural Regional Tip-off Challenge on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7 at Tom Drake…

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Wallace State’s men’s basketball loses to Shelton State in ACCC tournament quarterfinal; ends Lions’ bid to repeat as champs

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s men’s basketball team won’t be able to repeat another magical March run this season. The Lions lost to top-seeded Shelton State 69-61 Thursday night in the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) tournament quarterfinals, ending Wallace State’s attempt at back-to-back state championships. After scooting out to a scorching 13-0 start and leading…

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