London leads Wovles over Warriors
Published 6:00 am Friday, February 8, 2008
WESSON — Behind the 19 points of sophomore guard Corey Londonof Birmingham, Ala., the Co-Lin Wolves crushed the East CentralWarriors 70-57 in Mullen Gymnasium in a key South Division contestThursday night.
“We played good defense but had too many turnovers to show forit,” said London after the win.
Co-Lin finished with 23 turnovers to East Central’s 18 on thenight.
With the win, the Wolves improved to 15-5 on the season andremain No. 1 in the South with 9-1 worksheet. The Warriors, underMaurice Bowie, fell to 8-13 overall and 3-7 in division action.
“We won ugly, but it was good that we held a team to 57 pointsfor a game,” said Co-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims. “This was ourfirst worst game from the free throw line. We had four guys toscore in double figures. We had too many turnovers at the end.”
At halftime, the Wolves led 34 -21 at the half.
Contributing to the Co-Lin win with 15 points and 4 rebounds wasfreshman forward Trent Hutchin of Baton Rouge, La.
“It was an ugly and rough game but we hung in there and won andkept our first place in the district,” explained Hutchins.
Sophomore forward Greg Truvillion pumped in 14 points, grabbed 7rebounds and blocked 3 shots for the Wolves. Truvillion, who stands6-foot-8, is a native of Lansing, Mich.
“We did not play too good,” said Truvillion. “In the secondhalf, we played sluggish; but in the first half, we hit ourshots.”
Following with 10 points for the Wolves was sophomore forwardAnthony Wilcher of Franklin County.
Leading East Central with 16 points and 6 rebounds was 6-foot-6Marquis Wilson of Delhi, La. Sophomore forward Darron Maxtion ofHarvest, Ala., netted 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. JoshLuckett, a forward from Carthage, finished with 10 points.