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Lady Wolves sack Jones

ELLISVILLE — Victoria Richardson went to work Monday night,collecting 13 points and 11 rebounds in Co-Lin’s 61-56 victory overthe Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats. She was joined indouble figures by Jessica Melton and Gloria Lewis with 10 pointseach.

In the men’s game, Jones County beat the Co-Lin Wolves 79-67,powered by Shedrick Kirk’s 23 points.

Co-Lin resumes play Thursday night, hosting Pearl River for aSouth Division doubleheader. The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m. inMullen Gymnasium, followed by the men at 7:45.

The Lady Wolves (7-5, 2-1) won their secondstraight game of 2004. Richardson, a sophomore from Hazlehurst,also had 2 assists and 2 steals.

“The first half was low scoring (28-28) with both teamsstruggling on offense,” said Co-Lin women’s coach Gwyn Young. “Weshot the ball better in the second half and went to the offensiveboards. We had some good hustle on defense and got some easyshots.

“Jones was solid on defense,” Young pointed out. “They kept thepressure on us.”

The Lady Bobcats (7-5, 2-1) got 18 points from Brittany Bahamand 12 from Jasmine Voisher. Shelanda Carter grabbed 10rebounds.

Travalyn Smith pulled down 8 rebounds for Co-Lin and LaurenWilliams had 6 boards. From the field, Co-Lin was a chilly 23 of 68or 32 percent.

The Wolves (6-6) were led by sophomore forwardJeremy Richardson with 18 points and freshman guard Ladell Eackleswith 66 in the loss to Jones Derrick Stewart added 10 points andDerrick Jarvis had 8 rebounds.

Co-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims said Jones County had too muchquickness for his Wolves to handle. “We were unable to stop theirdribble penetration. You have to give Jones credit for theiroffensive execution.

“We had too many mistakes in the first half and we didn’t guardwell enough in the second half to give ourselves a chance.”

John Gray followed Kirk with 15 points and Milton Collins added13. The Bobcats shots 58 percent from the field compared to 37percent for Co-Lin.