SCOOBA --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs fought hard to the end here Thursday night but came up short in their North Division opener with the East Mississippi Community College Lions, 70-66.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 8-4 on the season and 0-1 in the division. Holmes hosts Mississippi Delta on Monday at 7:30 p.m. You can watch the game live at holmesccmedia.com/white-channel or search for Holmes Community College on your Amazon Fire Stick or Roku devices.
East Mississippi led 33-26 at halftime. Holmes outscored 40-37 East Mississippi in the second half but it wasn't enough.
The Bulldogs shot 34.5 percent from the floor, 20 percent from the three-point line and 80 percent from the free-throw line.
In a game Monday, the Bulldogs finished out their non-conference schedule with an 86-64 win over Southern Arkansas University Tech.
Holmes led 32-31 at halftime and then outscored the Rockets 54-33 in the second half to pull out the win. SAU defeated Holmes 72-21 earlier in the season in Camden, Ark.
Holmes shot 50 percent from the floor (33-of-66), 31.8 percent from the three-point line (7-of-22) and 76.5 percent from the free throw line (13-of-17).