Lady Generals Progress to Semi-Finals in TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Basketball Tournament

The Lady Generals defeated Columbia State 78-73 in the 1st round of the TCCAA tournament Wednesday night in Memphis, TN. The team finished the regular season in 3rd place and had 2 players awarded all conference honors: Andrea Moffitt (1st team) & Chelsea Wyatt (2nd team).

The Columbia State Lady Chargers had led Thursday night’s headliner for 30 minutes of the previous 31 that had gone by. And with a little over 8 minutes left, the Lady Chargers seemed to be in charge of the contest leading 63-50. Jackson State saved their best for last by outscoring the Lady Chargers 28-10 the rest of the way and kept Columbia without a field goal in the last 2:25 en route to a 78-73 victory. Statistically throughout, both teams were neck and neck with the largest disparity being that Columbia State picked up 44 points from the bench while the Lady Generals failed to tally from that direction.

For the third game in a row, a new player scored a tournament high. This time it was Columbia State’s Alexis Lang who pounded in 34 points while two other Lady Chargers scored double figures. Four players had double figures for the Lady Generals with Chelsea Wyatt Cara Beth Holt leading with 26 and 18 respectively.

Jackson State moves on to play number 2 seeded Columbia State, Friday at 2p.m. in the semifinals. Columbia State ends their year (11-14, 8-11).

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Lady Generals Sign New Recruits

Four new Lady Generals were signed to play for the Jackson State basketball program Wednesday, April 16. The recruits, coaches and family members gathered in the colleges foundation boardroom for a signing ceremony and a time of celebration. This is a time of transition and advancement in the athletic and academic careers of these players, notes Coach Michael Winders, continuing, We want to help commemorate this milestone in their lives and also show our confidence and pride in them.

Chloe Roberts

Scotts Hill High School

Chloe is a great scorer and will have the opportunity to step in and contribute right away. She comes from a great program led by Coach Tracy Chandler.

  • 21.6 points 7.6 rebounds
  • All District Three years
  • All Tournament
  • All Region
  • All State
  • Chosen to play in all-star game

Christina Moore

Dyersburg High School

Christina is a defensive general, and will be expected to come and be a leader for our team on the floor. She brings toughness and determination to our team. She comes from a great program at Dyersburg high school led by Randy Coffman.

  • 14.1 points 6.7 rebounds
  • MVP twice
  • All District
  • All Tournament
  • Wants to pursue nursing

Quinnisha Thomas

North Side High School

Quinnisha is an athletic guard who has the ability to score from anywhere on the floor. Helped led Jackson North Side to a Sub State finish

  • 3.8 GPA
  • Played three sports: Basketball, Softball, and Track
  • Best Defensive Player Award
  • All District
  • All District Tournament Team
  • All Region
  • All Region Tournament Team
  • Chosen to play in all-star Game

Lakeshia Marcell

Lakeshia Marcell is a physical post player that can finish around the basket. We feel that Lakeshia has the opportunity to come and develop her game to a higher level. Lakeshia was chosen to play in all-star Game

JSCC to Host TCCAA Basketball Tournament March 6-10

Jackson State Community College will host the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association’s (TCCAA) Region VII Basketball Tournament in conjunction with National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) March 6-10, 2012.

Mens and women teams representing 10 community colleges throughout Tennessee including: Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Columbia State, Dyersburg State, Jackson State, Motlow State, Roane State, Southwest State, Volunteer State and Walters State will travel to Jackson to battle it out in hopes of becoming the 2012 tournament champs.

This gives Jackson State an opportunity to provide a great experience for the student/athletes in the league and I think its great for the community. Additionally, it allows us to showcase the College and welcome our peers from across the state. Probably the most exciting thing for me is the renovations that are taking place in the gym and how it will benefit our programs, said Jackson States Athletic Director, Steve Cornelison.

Jackson State s current season record for men is 13-4 (9-4 TCCAA) and for women is 6-12 (3-10 TCCAA).

When asked about the level of play that the tournament will bring Cornelison said, We have a very athletic league; the level of play is high. There are a lot of players in our conference that move on to the next level.

On Tuesday, March 6, mens games will be held at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with women’s games following at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Wednesday, March 7, mens games will be held at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Thursday, March 8, women’s games will be held at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Friday, March 9, mens games will be held at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. with women’s games to follow at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Saturday, March 10, the championship final mens game will be held at 2 p.m. with the women’s game to follow at 4 p.m. The bracket and specific game schedules will become available as the season end nears.

General admission tickets will be available at the door for $5 per game. All games are being held in Jackson States gymnasium. For more information, contact Lisa Kincaid at (731) 425-2649.

Jackson State Announces Winders as Basketball/Softball Coach

Jackson, Tenn. — Jackson State Community College is pleased to announce that Michael Winders, has been hired full time to coach the Lady Generals softball and basketball teams. Winders served as interim coach in the softball program last year.

‘We are pleased to have Michael at Jackson State again. He had success with the softball program last year as interim head coach and I know he will bring the same success to women’s basketball,’ said Steve Cornelison, JSCC’s athletic director and head baseball coach.

Under the coaching of Winders last season, the softball team placed one player on the All-TJCCAA conference third team and five players on the academic all conference team. The team improved their winning percentage over 150 points.

Winders began his playing career at JSCC under Cornelison where he was named to the All-West TJCCAA team and the All-State TJCCAA team as a freshman. He finished his playing career at Lambuth University contributing to the Eagles’ 2003 Mid-South Conference Championship win and appearance in two Region XI tournaments.

Winders received his bachelor of science degree from Lambuth in 2005 and is currently working on a master’s degree through the University of Memphis. He is married to the former Jennifer Todd of Jackson and they have one son, Carter.

The Lady Generals basketball team opens their season on the road on Nov. 3 and at home on Nov. 14. The Lady Generals softball team plays its first regular season game on the road in Gallatin on March 12 and at home on March 14. For more information on Jackson State sports, please visit