Wolves clip Eagles

Published 6:00 am Friday, January 18, 2008

WESSON — When sophomore forward Greg Truvillion got into earlyfoul trouble, the Wolves had to look elsewhere for big playproducer. Freshman guard Trent Hutchin rose to the challenge andscored a game-high 30 points, including 5 treys, to lead Co-Lin toa 79-76 South Division win over the Meridian Eagles Thursdaynight.

The Wolves improved their South record to 4-0 and are 10-4 onthe season. The Eagles dropped to 8-7 overall and are 2-2 indivision action.

Co-Lin travels to Perkinston Tuesday to square off against GulfCoast in a division doubleheader. The women begin play at 6 p.m.followed by the men.

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In the first half, Co-Lin held a 39-32 lead over Meridian.

“Defensively in the first half, we made it difficult forMeridian,” said Co-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims. “We did not reboundwell. Truvillion got in early foul trouble. We had a bigcontribution by other players by stepping up.”

Adding support in the Co-Lin win with 15 points and 5 reboundswas Truvillion. Anthony Wilcher fired in 11 points, pulled down 7rebounds and had 3 assists. Finishing with 10 points, 5 reboundsand 4 assists was Julius Blanks.

“Good game on Co-Lin’s part,” said Meridian men’s coach GeorgeBrooks. “They broke us down and did a good job on defense againstus. We could not run our game plan.”

Directing Meridian with 27 points and 3 steals was sophomorepoint guard Regis Hudson. Mario Luckett pumped in 15 points. TravisThompson netted 12 points followed by Reggie Shelwood with 11.