RIDGELAND --- The No. 16 ranked Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs battled with the Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats here Sunday at Freedom Ridge Park in the MACJC State/Region XXIII Tournament and came up short, 3-2, in their quest for their first state/region championship.
The Lady Bulldogs ended the season 13-1-1 capturing their second straight North Division Championship. The Lady Bulldogs finished as consecutive MACJC/Region XXIII runners-up. Holmes got the finals Sunday after defeating Northwest in the semifinals, 3-1. The Lady Bulldogs only gave up two goals in the whole North Division regular season.
Jones County jumped on the scoreboard first in the 4th minute on a goal from Mikayla Banks.
In the second half, the Lady Bobcats went up 2-1 in the 50th minute on a goal from Aimee Durn.
Deslatte tied the score for the Lady Bulldogs in the 72nd minute on a goal from Deslatte. The Lady Bobcats went up for good in the 79th minute on a goal from Durn. The Lady Bulldogs had their chances in the final minutes but were unable to put one in the back of the net.