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ady Wolves win; Co-Lin men stumble

PERKINSTON — Sophomore post Anna Autman sacked 16 points andthe Co-Lin Lady Wolves escaped with an 80-79 Monday night victoryover the Gulf Coast Community College Lady Bulldogs. TeammateDominique Whitfield made a late field goal and the winning freethrow to preserve the South Division win.

Autman was joined in double figures by Nikki Williams, EricaTrahan and Whitfield with 10 points each.

In the men’s game Gulf Coast overpowered Co-Lin on thebackboards and won 71-67.

Co-Lin continues South Division play Thursday night, hostingMeridian Community College. The twinbill tips off at 6 p.m. inMullen Gymnasium.

For the Lady Wolves (7-4, 3-0) it was their third straight SouthDivision victory.

“It was an unusual game,” said Co-Lin women’s coach Gwyn Young.”We had a good first half and then kind of a letdown.”

Co-Lin freshman center Erica Trahan, who had been sick Sunday,played only 11 minutes Monday night, but she managed 10 first-halfpoints before fouling out early in the second half.

At the free throw line, Co-Lin made 10 for 12 freebies the firsthalf. The Lady Wolves made 25 of 31 free throws for the game.

“Anna Autman probably had her best game of the year,” saidCo-Lin coach Gwyn Young. “She had 10 points at halftime.”

Autman, a 5-11 Brookhaven product, also grabbed 9 rebounds.

Late in the game, Gulf Coast went ahead by 1 point on atrey.

With 1:37 left to play, the Bulldogs led by three points, 79-76but went scoreless the remainder of the game. Whitfield’s fieldgoal reduced the deficit to 1 point. Williams made 1 of 2 freethrows to tie the game at 79-all. Whitfield grabbed a rebound andwas fouled with 2.7 seconds left to play. She made 1 of her 2 freethrows to secure the win.

Young said freshman post Kristian Davidson has been dismissedfrom the team for disciplinary reasons.

Brittany Reese, a 5-8 sophomore guard from Gulfport, led allscorers with 26 points.

The Wolves (7-4, 2-1) got a game-high 22 pointsfrom sophomore guard Joe Holliday but Gulf Coast responded with 4players in double digits, led by sophomore guard A.J. Magee’s 19points.

“When you shoot 31 percent from the floor and your opponentdominates the boards, you are supposed to lose,” said Co-Lin men’scoach Dennis Sims. He watched Gulf Coast outrebound his squad42-26.

Playmaker Ivory Dishmon was the only other Co-Lin player indouble digits, scoring 10 points.

Henry Salter, a 6-4 freshman from Gulfport, pulled down 13rebounds for the Bulldogs.