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Anderson leads Co-Lin over Coahoma Tigers

WESSON — Co-Lin sophomore guard Geric Anderson pumped in agame-high 21 points Monday night to help the Wolves take an 85-64victory over the winless Coahoma Tigers for their first win of theseason.

“I was pleased to get our first win,” said Co-Lin men’sbasketball coach Dennis Sims after the win. “We played poor andstill won. We shot our free throws better and cut down on theturnovers.”

The Wolves were 22 of 31 at the free throw line while the Tigersstruggled, making 9 of 22.

Co-Lin (1-1) returns to Grady Mullen Gymnasium Thursday night tohost Holmes for a doubleheader. The women kick off the action at 6p.m. followed by the men.

Co-Lin jumped on a sluggish Coahoma team for an early 16-4 leadin the first half but allowed the Tigers to come back and tie thegame at 16-all with 5:49 left. The Wolves responded with an 15-6run over the next 3 minutes to take a 31-22 lead with 2:45 on theclock.

At halftime, Co-Lin held a 10-point, 39-29, lead overCoahoma.

Coahoma never stood a chance in the second half as Co-Lin pushedits lead to 14 points, 58-44 with 10:37 left to play. A bucket bysophomore guard Ivory Dishmon at the 2:45 mark gave the hosts theirfirst 20-point, 74-54, lead of the game.

Contributing to the Co-Lin win with 14 points was sophomoreguard Joe Holliday. Derrick Richardson fired in 12 points. DarrellJohnson finished with 10 points. Tremaine Enoch led off thebackboards with 11 rebounds.

Sims was pleased with the performance of Anderson and Johnsonwho was the leading scorer.

“He (Anderson) is a good free-throw shooter,” complimented Sims.”He has to get more experience. Johnson helped us a lot, he hit 2back-to-back 3 pointers.”

The Wolves shot 7 treys in the game. Holliday led with 3followed by Anderson and Johnson with 2 apiece.

Directing Coach James Washington’s Tigers with 13 points apiecewere LaDrian Davis and Lenzell Cole. Michael Ray hit 3 treys tolead the 9 trey shooting spree.

“We still have a long ways to go,” added Sims. “Defensively, weplayed better. It was a nice win. I hope we continue to playbetter.”