Lady Wolves sack N’west

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, November 27, 2002

SENATOBIA – Copiah-Lincoln Community College sophomore guardTiania Burns fired in 15 points and blocked three shots to powerthe Lady Wolves to a 63-45 win over the host Northwest Lady RangersTuesday night in tournament action.

In the men’s game, Northwest hammered Co-Lin 83-62.

The 8-0 Lady Wolves, ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA women’s poll,roared to a 33-16 lead over the Lady Rangers in the first half.

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“In the first half, we struggled offensively for the first 10minutes,” said Co-Lin women’s head coach Gwyn Young. “Then weturned up on defense and shut them down and got some easy basketsin transition to have a 17-points lead.

“In the second half, our defense was good,” continued Young.”Our bench played well again and gave us a lot of good minutes with28 points and 20 rebounds.”

Co-Lin cener Shaquita Smith netted 12 points, collected fiverebounds and blocked three shots. Nikki Blakely scored nine points.Ayme Beeson had four assists.

Curtisha McGregory paced Northwest with eight points.

In the men’s game, Northwest jumped on Co-Linfor a 34-point, 54-20, lead at the half. The Wolves played poorlyon both ends of the floor, according to Co-Lin men’s coach DennisSims.

“At times, during the second half, we showed signs of execution,but the first half was nasty,” added Sims. The Wolves fall to 3-5on the season.

Leading the Wolves with 19 points was sophomore guard JerimieCollier. Jason Scott pumped in 13 points, grabbed five rebounds andhad three assists. Tops off the backboards with 17 rebounds wasDerrick Jarvis.

Northwest got 17 points from Marcus Harris. Antonio Shaw scored16 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Following with 12 pointswas Marcus Avant.

In Monday’s men’s game, Collier led the Wolveswith 18 points in the 63-58 loss to Mississippi Delta. JeremyRichardson netted 15 points followed by Scott with 14.

Co-Lin returns to Mullen Gymnasium following the holidays tohost Mary Holmes on Monday, Dec. 2.