Kaylon Tappin, who led the Mid-South Community College Greyhounds in scoring and finished among the team leaders in almost every statistical category, has accepted a scholarship from Henderson State University.
Marquavious Smith, a two-year letterman for the Mid-South Community College Greyhounds, has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career and higher education at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.
Even when the sun shined on MSCC last Saturday afternoon, something bad followed not far behind it. In a 93-83 loss to Arkansas Baptist College at The Dog House, the defining moment may have also doubled as the most exciting one, as well.
Taking time out from the basketball season, the Greyhounds joined the fourth grade at Marion Intermediate School in participating in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association.
For the first half of hoops at The Dog House last Saturday afternoon, it looked like the MSCC Greyhounds were going to start their season-ending five-game homestand with a loss to a team that they had already beaten earlier in the year.
For the second half, MSCC finally woke up in time to take down their second consecutive win and nabbed their 14th victory, tying last year's mark of 14 wins as the most in a season by any Greyhound squad.
Former Greyhound T.J. Handley realized a dream by signing a Division I scholarship with the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and that dream keeps getting better now that he has worked his way into the starting lineup.
MSCC (12-9 overall) trailed just 40-36 at the break, but took over eight minutes to score their first field goal in the second half and by then just couldn't fight their way back in it, dropping a 79-63 decision in Little Rock.
After as encouraging a loss as you could have against the sixth-ranked division one team last Thursday night, the MSCC Greyhounds began the first of five consecutive road games Saturday in Hot Springs in search of their first win of the new year.