Mississippi Gulf Coast got a 76-73 victory Thursday at Hinds and climbed back into a second-place tie in the MACJC South.
"Any road win's a good win. That's for sure," Gulf Coast coach Wendell Weathers said. "We had an average game. WE played good enough to win on the road and shot free throws down the stretch. That's about all that matters."
The Bulldogs improved to 14-3 overall. Now 6-2 in the division, they are tied with Southwest. The Bears fell to East Central, and the teams are one game back of No. 10 Jones County. Southwest holds the tiebreaker by virtue of its win over Gulf Coast in Summit.
Gulf Coast, which finished a season sweep of Hinds (10-7, 2-6), returns to action Monday when Copiah-Lincoln visits Perkinston. Tipoff at the Weathers/Wentzell Center is at 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs played four of the last five games on the road. They'll play four of the last six at Perk.
Gulf Coast is a perfect 8-0 at home, and moved to 6-3 away from Perkinston.
Gulf Coast played a subpar offense the first 20 minutes, heading into halftime up 30-25. MGCCC shot 3-pointers much better in the second half, but so did Southwest.
"They made some 3s in the second half," Weathers said. "The guys who are making them are guys who don't make them."
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