Co-Lin sweeps Delgado
WESSON — The Co-Lin Wolves and Lady Wolves kicked off thesecond half of the 2004-05 basketball season Wednesday night inMullen Gymnasium with a pair of wins over the Delgado Bossier CityDolphins out of New Orleans, La.
Sophomore forward Travalyn Smith fired in 19 points and grabbednine rebounds in sparking the Lady Wolves to a 66-48 victory overthe Lady Dolphins.
Freshman forward Tremaine Enoch pumped in 15 points and pulleddown nine rebounds to lead the Co-Lin men to an 89-83 win overDelgado. The Wolves had seven players finish in double digits.
The win avenged a last second 61-60 loss suffered by the Wolveson Dec. 11 to the Dolphins in New Orleans.
The Co-Lin men improved to 6-5 with the win and the women pushedtheir record to 7-4.
Co-Lin travels to Decatur to meet East Central Monday in SouthDivision action. The women begin play at 6 p.m. followed by themen.
Co-Lin 66, Delgado 48
The Co-Lin women came out for a quick 8-0 lead in the openingminutes of the game. The Lady Dolphins (5-17) overcame twonine-point deficits in the first half to cut the Lady Wolves’ leadto two points, 23-21, at the 6:02 mark. Co-Lin came back with an7-2 run to push its lead to 29-23 with 2:35 remaining.
Sophomore forward Crystal Brown hit a field goal and sophomoreguard Jessica Melton followed with a free throw after the buzzer topush the hosts lead to six points, 32-26.
“Delgado was a scrappy little team,” said Co-Lin women’s headcoach Gwyn Young following the win. “We played hard part of thetime. We ran out of gas at times. We were able to playeverybody.
“We were a little rusty on our outside shooting.”
Sophomore forward Loretta Martin opened the second half with athree-pointer and the Lady Wolves were off to a quick 11-point leadand never allowed the Lady Dolphins to cut the deficit to more than11 points.
At the 7:45 mark, Smith’s field goal pushed Co-Lin’s lead to 18points, 54-36.
Adding support to the Co-Lin win with 14 points was Martin.Sophomore guard Gloria Lewis finished with 10 points and fiveassists. Brown pulled down eight rebounds followed by Anna Autmanwith six rebounds.
Co-Lin 89, Delgado
The Wolves jumped on the Dolphins (4-17) and were red-hot forthe first 12 minutes of the first half. Sophomore forward DerrickStewart hit a field goal and free throw to put Co-Lin up 17-9 with14:50 left. With 7:02 remaining, freshman forward Tremaine Enochwent in for a dunk to push the Wolves’ lead to 20 points,39-19.
In the final three minutes of the first half, Delgado beganhitting three-pointers and cut the Co-Lin lead to 14 points, 50-36,at halftime.
“For the first 12 minutes, we played as well as we could haveoffensively,” said Co-Lin men’s head coach Dennis Sims. “Wecouldn’t stick with it.”
The Dolphins continued to chip away at the Wolves lead but nevertied the score or took the lead. Delgado cut the deficit to threepoints, 84-81 with 48 seconds remaining as the visitors were forcedto foul to keep the hosts from running time off the clock.
Sophomore guard Dexter Middleton nailed a field goal and a freethrow for three points with 41.8 seconds left to push the Wolveslead to six points, 87-81. Co-Lin added two more free throws in thefinal 11 seconds for the 89-81 lead. Delgado hit a field goal atthe buzzer to cut the deficit to 89-83.
Following Enoch with 13 points and seven rebounds was Stewart.Cedric Walker netted 12 points and was 4-for-6 from the free throwline before fouling out. Joe Holliday finished with 11 pointsfollowed by Dexter Middleton and Arvel Keys with 10 points each.Middleton also led with five assists and was 4-for-5 from thecharity line.
High scorer of the game was 6-7 Delgado freshman forward JoeComardelle with 25 points before fouling out in the final minute.Clipton Warren finished with 11 points. Following with 10 pointswere Terry Jones and Frankie Francois.