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.

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“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.