DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles didn't leave Dyersburg, Tenn., empty handed.
The Eagles completed a furious second half comeback to win the consolation championship against Caruthersville Saturday during the 2012 Dyersburg Christmas Tournament.
Struggling in the first half, the Eagles found themselves looking up at a 21-14 deficit after the first quarter and then a 9-point Caruthersville lead at halftime.
The Eagles stormed out of the second half, however, tying the game at 51-all at the end of the third quarter. NMCC put the game away in the final frame by outscoring the Tigers 24-15.
NMCC sophomore Willie Jimerson continues to be one of the area's leading scorers posting a game-high 29 points against Caruthersville. Darrin McGloson added 15 points.
Caruthersville, who had four players in double figures, was led by Darrell Monroe's 20 points.
CARUTHERSVILLE (66) -- Jamal Johnson 12, Steve Rodgers 14, Coleman Tramble 13, Cortez Gooden 4, Darrell Monroe 20, Tyler Grissom 8. FG 26 FT 11-19 F 20. (3-pointers: Johnson 2, Rodgers 3, Tramble 1. Fouled out: none.)
NMCC (75) -- Willie Jimerson 29, Armondo Thatch 5, Mikeal Walker 8, Jashawn McDaniel 6, Delontre Haney 8, TJ Clark 2, Asten Newsom 2, Darrin McGloson 15. FG 25 FT 23-26 F 21. (3-pointers: Jimerson 1, Walker 1, McDaniel 1. Fouled out: Walker.)