November 21, 2019 10:47:37 PM
The East Mississippi Community College men's basketball team lost Thursday to Northwest Florida State College in the NWF State Classic in Niceville, Florida.
The 67-53 setback was the Lions' first defeat of the season. EMCC is 5-1 through its first six games.
Danny Washington led the Lions with 16 points, 13 of which came in the second half. Starkville product Donte Powers scored 14 points, and Jakorie Smith had his fourth double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Lions will continue play at the NWF State Classic against Gulf Coast State College at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Niceville.