Wolves maul Jones Co.
WESSON — The Co-Lin Wolves were smarting from their 81-64 SouthDivision loss at Pearl River last Thursday. The Jones County JuniorCollege Bobcats were in the wrong place at the wrong time Mondaynight.
The Wolves opened the game with a 3-pointer from sophomoreguards Brandon Caston and Ledell Eackles to set the tempo as Co-Linhammered Jones County 89-66 Thursday night at Mullen Gymnasium.
The Wolves, coached by Dennis Sims, improved their divisionrecord to 6-1 and are 12-6 overall. The Bobcats fell to 9-7 on theseason and 2-5 in division action.
Eackles, the leading scorer with 22 points (including 6 treys),9 rebounds and 3 steals, put Co-Lin up 6-4 at the 18;10 mark in thefirst half. The Wolves went on a 20-0 run over the next sevenminutes for a 26-6 lead before Jones Co. freshman forward PrinceTrotter nailed a trey to end the cold spell, cutting the deficit to26-9 with 11:04 left in the first half.
Eackles hit his third 3-pointer with 6:13 remaining in the firsthalf to five Co-Lin its first 20-point, 37-17, lead in the game. Athalftime, the Wolves enjoyed an 18-point, 45-27, advantage.
“We got some steals early on and some quick points,” said Simsafter the win. “They were ready tonight. The kids have been workinghard. We shot the ball really well tonight.”
With 10:32 remaining in the game, the Wolves were on top by 16points, 65-49, when the freshmen trio of guard Ivory Dishmon,forward Arvel Keys and guard Joe Holliday put together a 6-pointrun to push Co-Lin’ s lead back to 22 points, 71-49, with 8:05 leftin the contest.
A layup by Dishmon with 4:27 remaining gave the Wolves an 81-54lead.
Dishmon pumped in 16 points and had 8 assists for Co-Lin.Holliday finished with 15 points followed by Caston with 10.Tremaine Enoch pulled down 10 rebounds.
Leading Jones Co. with 18 points was freshman forward StanleyBrownlee. Cedrick Jones followed with 10 points.