Wolves tame Warriors
DECATUR — Sophomore forward Erica Trahan and freshman forwardKristin Ellis pumped in 12 points apiece Thursday night to lead theCo-Lin Lady Wolves to a 59-58 South Division win over the EastCentral Lady Warriors. Co-Lin’s defense held East Central scorelessin the final two minutes of the game.
In the men’s game, sophomore forward Greg Truvillion fired in agame-high 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to power the Wolves to a70-6 4 victory over the Warriors.
Co-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims is still hospitalized at KDMCwith a viral infection and missed last night’s game.
Co-Lin hosts Meridian Monday for more division action.
Co-Lin 59, East Central 58
The Lady Wolves, ranked No. 10 nationally, improved to 19-2overall and 9-1 in the South.
“Both teams struggled offensively and defensively,” said Co-Linwomen’s coach Gwyn Young. ” In the first half, Hanna Porter had 10points, Ellis came off the bench to score 10 points and DominiqueWhitfield had 6 points to lead the team.
“In the second half, Trahan led with 10 points and Alisha Mason7 points,” added Young. “We were able to generate enough offense toget ahead at the end. Our defense was very good and we make 3 or 4big stops on defense without them getting a shot off. We didn’t letthem score in the the last 1:57 of the game. It was a very good winfor us on the road against a very good East Central team.”
Trahan lead the Lady Wolves on the backboards with 8 reboundsand made 4 steals. Mason and Scott followed with 5 rebounds apiece.Scott also made 5 steals.
Valerie Harris led East Central (14-6) with 17 points, 6rebounds and made 3 steals. Tanesha Brown and Tawaytha Evansfollowed with 11 points apiece.
Co-Lin 70, East Central 64
The Wolves improved to 8-2 in the South and 15-5 on the seasonwith the victory.
“It was a very good win on the road for us without Coach Sims,”said Young. Bill McGuire assisted Young with the men’s team.
Truvillion, who had just two points in the first half, came backin the second with 25 points. Contributing with 11 points and 8rebounds was Christian Marshall. Darrell Johnson led with 6assists.
“We really struggled in the first half on offense against EastCentral’s matchup zone,” added Young. “We only shot 11 of 38 fromthe field and were 3 of 9 from the free-throw line. Anthony Wilcherhad 7 points and Julius Blanks and Zach Thomas each had 4 points inthe first half. Blanks also pulled down 6 rebounds.
‘In the second half, we settled down and made some key defensivestops.”
East Central (7-13, 2-3) got 16 points from Marquis Wilson.Netting 14 points each were Earnesto Green and Brandon Shelton.