Livaudais sacks 40; Co-Lin sweeps Northwest

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, November 14, 2000

WESSON – Freshman forward Mindy Livaudais pumped in a game-high40 points to power the Co-Lin Lady Wolves to 90-77 victory over theNorthwest Lady Rangers in Mullen Gymnasium Monday night. Livaudaisalso pulled down 10 rebounds and made three steals.

In the men’s game, sophomore guard Brandon Dickerson fired in 24points to direct the Wolves to an 89-76 victory over theRangers.

Co-Lin visits Holmes Community College in Goodman Thursdaynight.

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Co-Lin 90, Northwest 77

in the women’s game, Livaudais scored 17 of her 40points in the first half as Co-Lin (4-0) led Northwest 45-25 athalftime following a pair of free throws by Livaudais. FreshmanLaurie Ann Davis followed with eight points in the firsthalf.

The Northwest women rallied and trimmed the deficit tonine points, 79-70, with 2:08 left to play. Sophomore guard RustiSmith netted a pair of key free throws and Livaudais scored an easybasket to push the Lady Wolves up to 85-72 with 1:39remaining.

In the final 40 seconds, technicals were assessed onNorthwest head coach Don Edwards, Livaudais and Northwest sophomoreguard Crystal Boyland. Livaudais missed her two free throws,Boyland was 1-for-2 and Co-Lin’s Sheritha Simmons was 1 for 2. Thefree throws pushed the Lady Wolves lead to 88-77 with 7.5 secondsleft to play.

“We had some people come off the bench and get somepoints off them (Northwest) in the first half,” said Co-Lin women’shead coach Gwyn Young following the game. “Northwest came outtrapping and double teaming in the second half. They put up a wholelot of shots.

Pulling down seven rebounds for Co-Lin was TiffanyDales. Smith made three steals and had four assists.

The leading scorer for the Lady Rangers was Boyland with22 points, including four three pointers. Jantae Smith finishedwith 12 points followed by Latoya Pollard with 11points.

The Lady Rangers nailed 10 three pointers in thegame.

Co-Lin 89, Northwest 76

The Wolves (3-1) built up as much as a 15-point lead,31-16, with 11:25 left in the first half of play off a slam dunkand free throw from freshman forward Davis Carpenter. Co-Linwatched it dwindle to seven points, 45-38, athalftime.

“Northwest puts out five good athletes and they rely onthe press,” explained Co-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims. “Early in thegame, we were able to break their press and got some easy baskets.We defensed well and on transition,we got some easybaskets.”

The Rangers battled back and tied the Wolves severaltimes early in the second half. The final tie was 51-all with 16;57left when sophomore guard Barry Whitley scored on a jumper,sophomore guard Rod Haynes nailed a pair of free throws and B.J.Black racked up three points to give Co-Lin a 60-51 cushion with14:56 left to play.

The Wolves never allowed the Rangers to get any closerthan nine points in the remainder of the game.

Following Dickerson in scoring for the Wolves wasQuentin Christian with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Haynes netted 12points followed by Marcus Calcote with 10 points. Carpenterfinished with nine points and nine rebounds.

Northwest got 22 points from freshman Jason Rogan.Marquis Shead collected 17 points.