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Men's Basketball


WSCC coach John Meeks earns 100th career victory with program

WSCC coach John Meeks earns 100th career victory with program

HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State men's basketball coach John Meeks earned his 100th career victory with the Lions over the weekend.

Meeks' milestone victory came in a 71-61 triumph over Brunswick Community College in the Roger Taylor Classic at Louisburg, N.C.

The 32-year-old Meeks, a North Carolina native, is in his sixth season at Wallace State and has won 151 games between two coaching stops. He has led Wallace State to a pair of Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) titles (2012, 2014) and two subsequent NJCAA national tournament appearances.

Wallace State (3-1) played three games in the tournament, sandwiching Meeks' 100th victory with a 78-59 win over Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and a 78-70 loss to Louisburg College.

Immanuel King and Derylton Hill each tallied a double-double for Wallace State in the win against Brunswick. King, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Hill added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Marcus Barham scored 13 points for the Lions and Darrin Williams and Xavier Mills scored eight points apiece.

Wallace State had four players finish with double figures in the 19-point win against Caldwell. Barham scored a team-high 15 points, Jaylen McCoy had 12 points, Hill had 11 points and seven rebounds and King added 10 points and eight rebounds.

In the loss to Louisburg, Wallace State's King registered another double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Barham scored 20 points for the Lions and Kylen Butler had 10.