Lady Wolves bounce Holmes

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, February 27, 2002

FULTON – Sophomore post Mindy Livaudais scored 18 points andpowered the Co-Lin Lady Wolves to a 62-50 Tuesday victory overHolmes Community College in the opening round of the MJCAA StateBasketball Tournament.

Co-Lin plays Pearl River tonight at 6 p.m. Southwest plays EastCentral in the other semifinals game.

In the other women’s games Tuesday, Southwest eliminatedNorthwest 75-63, Pearl River dumped Itawamba 70-60 and East Centralsacked Northeast 70-67, giving the South Division a rare sweep ofthe North.

In the men’s semifinals today, Southwest plays Holmes and Hindsfaces Northwest. Championship finals are Thursday night at 6 and8.

The Lady Wolves (21-2) accounted for 43rebounds, led by Livaudais with 14 boards. Tiania Burns had 9rebounds. Christy Brown and Lindsay Altman each had 6 rebounds.

Gwen Smith made 4 assists for Co-Lin. Brown made 4 steals andLivaudais 4.

“We hit a little spurt in the second half and got ahead ofthem,” said Young. “We made a few outside shots outside.”

In the first half, Co-Lin made just 6 of 24 field goal attemptsbut they managed to overcome the shaky start and eliminate the LadyBulldogs who were seeded No. 4 out of the North. Co-Lin beatSouthwest last Thursday to secure No. 1 seeding out of theSouth.

“It’s good to win that first game,” said Young. “Hopefully ourteam will be more relaxed tonight and play better.”

@Bbstandings:WOMEN

Co-Lin 62, Holmes 50

Holmes (50) Andrews 5, Winters 4, Levy 7, Conway 10,Evans 11, Gary 9, Lee 4.

Co-Lin (62) Mindy Livaudais 18, Burns 14, Brown 12, G.Smith 6, Beeson 2, Altman 4, Blakely 4, Davis 2.

Halftime score: Co-Lin 30, Holmes 29.

Total fouls: Co-Lin 21. Holmes 22. Fouledout-none.

Free Throws M-A: Co-Lin 13-22. Holmes17-22.

3-point goals: Burns, Levy.