MS Gulf Coast Lady Bulldogs travel to Meridian

MS Gulf Coast Lady Bulldogs travel to Meridian

The Mississippi Gulf Coast women continue their quest to make the postseason for the first time since 2013 on Monday, traveling to Meridian to play sixth-place Meridian.


The Lady Bulldogs are in a three-way tie for second in the MACJC South. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.



•     MGCCC: 10-7/6-4 MACJC South, T-2nd in division

•     Meridian: 9-10/3-7 MACJC South, T-6th in division

Last Time Out

•     MGCCC held Southwest to three points in the first quarter on the way to a 65-40 win at Perkinston on Thursday. Shelli Thigpen (So., Wylie, Texas/Wylie) had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Azaria Howard (So., Richland/Richland) scored 11 for the Lady Bulldogs.

•     Meridian lost 63-57 at Hinds on Thursday. 

Previous Meeting

Daphane White (Fr., Gulfport/St. Martin) had 20 points to lead Gulf Coast to a 67-54 win at Perkinston on Jan. 17. Kayla Simmons (Fr., Brandon/Brandon) led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 rebounds.

Around the MACJC South tonight (with division standing)

  • 8. Hinds at T2. Pearl River, 5 p.m.
  • 1. Jones at 5. East Central, 5:30 p.m.
  • T2. Copiah-Lincoln at T6. Southwest, 5:30 p.m.


•     Simmons continues to be among the nation's top offensive rebounders. She's averaging 5.2 per game, tied for third-most in NJCAA Division II. Her 10.3 total rebounds are tied for 20th.

•     The Lady Bulldogs need one more win to get their highest total in a season since 2015-16. The 2012-13 team won eight division games.

Three Ahead

•     Thursday, at Pearl River, 5:30 p.m., Poplarville

•     Feb. 18, vs. Jones, 5:30 p.m., Perkinston

•     Feb. 21, at Hinds, 5:30 p.m., Utica


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Don Hammack

Sports Information Director

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College