ESCC

After starting off the season 0-3, the Enterprise State Community College Boll Weevils (6-3) have won six straight games dating back to Nov. 19.

After picking up three wins to close out November, the Lady Boll Weevils returned from Thanksgiving break with three consecutive wins over Pensacola Christian, Albany Tech and Montgomery’s Faulkner University.

ESCC started out that stretch with a close 89-86 win over Pensacola on Dec. 3, with former Enterprise Lady Cat Gwen Mitchell leading the way with 24 points and six rebounds.

Jesslyn Culverhouse added 17 points and seven rebounds, while Antonyia Hicks had 13 points and six rebounds. Ivy Turner chipped in with 15 points.

“I was very surprised with the way we played coming off of Thanksgiving break,” ESCC coach Jermaine Williams said. “Usually you have a lot of turnovers, bad shots and just a lot of mistakes, but they surprised me and came out and played really well.

“You really couldn’t tell that we’ve been off.”

The Lady Boll Weevils followed up with a 71-57 win over Albany Tech on Dec. 6.

Culverhouse led ESCC with 20 points, while Mitchell scored 15 points and Savannah Carty had 14 points.

The Lady Boll Weevils also earned a dominating 82-54 win over Faulkner on Dec. 7.

“They’re playing their butts off right now,” Williams said. “As a coach, I couldn’t possibly ask them to do more or work harder than they are right now and that makes me really proud.”

Williams said that the biggest turnaround for ESCC has simply been maturing over the course of the early part of the season.

“After every game we’ve been able to fix our mistakes and get better,” he said. “They’ve already started to mature and understand how to make adjustments on their own without me using timeouts to make adjustments for them. They’re really understanding the game as a whole a lot better.”

The Boll Weevils also picked up an exciting 94-93 double-overtime win over Albany Tech at home on Dec. 6 before falling to Marion Military Institute 63-61 on Dec. 7.

Against Albany Tech, Mykil Wilson led ESCC with 24 points and former EHS star Ja’Juan Hayes added 16 points. James Pursley added 15 points.

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