Wolves win pair from Hinds
WESSON — The Co-Lin Wolves and Lady Wolves won a key SouthDivision basketball doubleheader from the Hinds Bulldog teamsThursday night in Mullen Gymnasium.
The Wolves and the Bulldogs were tied 52-all with seconds leftto play. Co-Lin sophomore guard Ivory Dishmon passed off tofreshman center Christian Marshall under the goal who scored thegame-winning field goal with .02 seconds left to play as the Wolvesheld on for the 54-52 win.
“Dishmon did a good job getting the ball to Christian Marshall,”said Co-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims after the win.
In the women’s game, a trey from sophomore Ashley Murphy set thetone of the game as Co-Lin took the lead in the opening seconds andnever looked back on their way to a 71-60 victory over Hinds.
Co-Lin travels to Pearl River Monday for more division action.The women kick off play at 6 p.m. followed by the men.
Co-Lin 54, Hinds 52
The Wolves (14-6, 9-3) jumped on Hinds (9-14, 6-6) for a 7-0lead in the opening minutes of the first half. At halftime, Co-Linheld a 34-25 lead over Hinds.
“We played a nice first half,” said Sims. “In the second half,Hinds picked up the tempo and we had turnover after turnover.”
Co-Lin led all the way until Hinds tied the game twice in thefinal 30 seconds before Marshall scored the winning basket andsecured the win.
Sophomore guard Joe Holliday powered Co-Lin with a game-high 20points. Arvel Keys and Marshall finished with 8 points apiece. Keysled off the backboards with 12 rebounds followed by Tremaine Enochwith 10.
Hinds, coached by Ralph Moore, was led by Jenario Bunton with 11points. Netting 10 points was James Burkes who also led with 7rebounds. Sernell Williams followed with 6 rebounds.
Co-Lin 71, Hinds 60
Only once in the first half did the Hinds women tie the game at22-all with 4:18 left. Co-Lin freshman guard Whitney Smithresponded with a field goal and freshman forward DominiqueWhitfield went 1-for-2 from the tree-throw line for a quick 25-22lead with 2:48 on the clock. At halftime, the Lady Wolves held aseven-point, 29-22, lead.
“We were kind of flat and sluggish in the first half,” saidCo-Lin women’s head coach Gwyn Young. We didn’t play exceptionallywell. We scored a lot better in the second half.”
Co-Lin pushed its lead to 23 points, 55-32, with 7:53 left toplay as Hinds chipped away at the lead but could get no closer thanthe final score.
The Lady Wolves improved to 15-5 overall and 11-1 in the South.Hinds, coached by Carl Palmer III, fell to 0-12 in the South and3-17 overall.
Freshman guard Nikki Williams directed Co-Lin with 15 points.Alicia Kennedy fired in 14 points and pulled down 9 rebounds. EricaTrahan finished with 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Anna Autmanand Whitfield collected 8 rebounds apiece.
Hinds got a game-high 24 points from sophomore guard DebraBrown, including 6 treys. Donminique Thomas followed with 16 pointsand pulled down 7 rebounds. Finishing with 11 points was TiffanyHill.