Jones Co. women clip Co-Lin
WESSON — When they needed to, the Co-Lin Lady Wolves couldn’tmake their shots at the end. That was all the Jones County JuniorCollege Lady Bobcats needed Monday night as they stunned the LadyWolves 64-61 in a key South Division game at Mullen Gymnasium.
Co-Lin falls to 5-2 in the division and 12-6 on the season.Jones County improved to 5-2 in the division and 13-6 overall.
With .04 seconds left to play, Co-Lin sophomore guard GloriaLewis attempted a three-pointer for the tie but missed themark.
Eleven seconds earlier, the teams were tied at 61-all when JonesCo. sophomore guard Brittany Martin nailed her only three-pointerof the game to give the visitors a 3-point, 64-61 lead.
There were 11 ties during the physical contest. Neither team ledthe other by more than three points in the second half.
“I thought at the end, we did a poor job on defense,” saidCo-Lin women’s head coach Gwyn Young after the loss. “We had threewide open shots to make. Our inability to make our easy shots wasthe difference in the ball game. We didn’t stop them fromscoring.”
The game was close from the opening basket, with Jones Co.leading Co-Lin in the first half until the 11:40 mark. Co-Linfreshman guard Ashley Murphy hit a jumper to give the Lady Wolves abrief 15-13 lead with 11:40 left.
Sophomore forward Loretta Martin and freshman forward AnnaAutman nailed a field goal followed by Murphy with a trey for abrief 24-18 lead with 7:59 on the clock in the first half. JonesCo. sophomore guard Bridgett Lockhart tied the game at 32-all with40 seconds left until halftime.
Freshman forward Kristian McCray led the Lady Wolves with 15points. Lewis finished with 10 points, 2 steals and 4 assists.Travalyn Smith led off the backboards with 12 rebounds. JessicaMelton had 3 steals.
Natalie Jordan, a 5-10 sophomore forward from Wayne County,directed The Lady Bobcats with 20 points, including 4 treys.Brittany Baham fired in 17 points. Martin finished with 11 points.Shalanda Carter pulled down 9 rebounds and made 4 steals.
Co-Lin hosts division foe East Central for a doubleheaderThursday night. The women begin play at 6 p.m. followed by themen.