Co-Lin derails Delta men; Lady Wolves fall
Published 6:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2005
WESSON — Borrowing a page from the gridiron wars, theCopiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves played hard-nosed defenseMonday night and knocked off the Mississippi Delta CC Trojans 60-43in Mullen Gymnasium. Meanwhile, the Lady Wolves lost last night’sopener, falling 59-54 to the Delta women.
Co-Lin resumes play Thursday at Coahoma. The women’s game startsat 6 p.m.
Co-Lin men’s Coach Dennis Sims said he was happy got get avictory over the Delta Trojans.. “Delta was 3-1 going into the gameand they had beaten Hinds at Hinds.
“It was an extremely physical game,” said Sims. “What pleased methe most was watching our guys not back down, when it got rough.Defensively, we were very good. We did a good job on the defensiveend.”
Offensively, sophomore guard Joe Holliday pumped in 18 pointsfor Co-Lin and playmaker Ivory Dishmon added 10. The Wolves (2-2)led 29-17 at halftime.
“We did a good job defensively on Desney Harris,” said Sims.”He’s a good shooter but we held him to three points.”
Delta’s Dexter Williams led all scorers with 19 points.
The Lady Wolves (2-2) ran out of gas in thesecond half and appeared to be running on fumes. Delta sacked atrey to start the second half and the Co-Lin women fell into a deepfreeze.
“We shot 22 percent from three-point (range) and 27.5 fromtwo-point, and we shot 50 percent from the free throw line,” saidCo-Lin women’s coach Gwyn Young. He watched his team blow a10-point 29-19 halftime lead.
“We missed some layups we should have made,” continued Young.”The second half started out as bad as you could start. We didn’trun our offense right. I can’t count on our defense to play welland keep us in the game when we aren’t scoring. Some of our playersare selfish. They must play together as a team.”
Thirteen points and 5 rebounds by freshman Nikki Williamscarried Co-Lin. Whitney Scott chipped in 10 points and 4rebounds.