Burns scores 38; Co-Lin women win
Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 4, 2001
PERKINSTON – Freshman guard Tiania Burns scored a career-high 38points Monday night, directing the Co-Lin Lady Wolves to an 83-75triumph over the Gulf Coast Community College women. Burns, fromNashville, Tenn., also hit 4 treys and grabbed 13 rebounds as theLady Wolves remained undefeated in eight games.
In the men’s game, Gulf Coast produced a narrow 70-68 win overthe Co-Lin Wolves.
Co-Lin resumes play Saturday, hosting Coahoma. Action starts at6 p.m., with the women’s game.
The Lady Wolves (8-0, 1-0) got 16 points and 10 rebounds fromsophomore post Mindy Livaudais. Sophomore post Christy Brownaccounted for 15 points and 14 rebounds. Shaquita Smith chipped in12 pints and 7 rebounds for Coach Gwyn Young’s team.
“Tiania really had a good offensive game,” said Young. “She shotthe ball well.
“We played well in spurts,” Young added. “At times we stoodaround and didn’t do what we were supposed to do on defense but wehad a good game on offense and our bench did a good job. It was agood win at Gulf Coast. They have some good athletes.”
Gulf Coast (6-2, 0-2) got 17 points and 7 rebounds from MyeishaMingo.
The Wolves (3-5, 0-1) got a game-high 22 points from freshmanforward Jason Scott. Center B.J. Black chipped in 16 points and 7rebounds.
“Even though we got beat, this was the best we’ve played,” saidCo-Lin coach Dennis Sims. “For the first time this year I saw somebright spots. If we continue to develop, there’s a chance forus.”
The Wolves had 21 turnovers in the game. Co-Lin had the ballwith 20 seconds left but threw it away. Gulf Coast missed to latefree throws but Co-Lin committed another turnover.
“Gulf Coast has the most talent I’ve seen down there in a longtime,” said Sims.
The Bulldogs (6-2, 2-0) got a game-high 26 points from freshmanguard Derrick Powe. Willie Breland added 14.