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Co-Lin women in opener

SUMMIT – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves got their basketball season offto an impressive start Monday in the Southwest Tournament.Sophomore Latoria Holder’s 17 points led 5 Co-Lin players in doublefigures as they defeated the Baton Rouge Community College LadyBears 84-57.

In the men’s game, Baton Rouge bashed the Wolves 68-61, paced byWilliam Nelson’s 20 points and 7 rebounds in Horace C. HolmesGymnasium.

Co-Lin continues tournament play today, meeting Delgado of NewOrleans in a twinbill. The women’s game tips off at 1 p.m.,followed by the men at 3 p.m.

The Lady Wolves (1-0) produced plenty ofoffense. Sophomore Shareka Hunt followed Holder with 16 points.Freshmen Nadia Collins 14 points and Brandi Simmons 13 points.Sophomore Rachel Vigers scored 12 points.

“It was good to get our first win for the season,” said Co-Linwomen’s coach Gwyn Young. “We’ve got some improvements to work onfor our defense and offense. Baton Rouge has a good team that playswell.”

On the backboards, 8 rebounds by Simmons led Co-Lin to a 37-24rebounding advantage.

The Lady Bears got 10 points from Kierra Etienne.

The Wolves (0-1) cut their 14-point, halftimedeficit to 1 point in a second-half rally but fell short of avictory. Nineteen points by freshman guard Marcus Hooten carriedCo-Lin. Dwayne Brown and DeMorris Summers each scored 10points.

“Baton Rouge played a hard ballgame and their coach had themready to play,” said Co-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims. “We got inearly foul trouble, especially our shooters, Hooten andSummers.

“We made a good run in the second half but we made poor shotselection at the end which showed selfishness. We’ve got to getbetter.”

Baton Rouge held a 25-23 rebounding advantage and shot 55percent from the field. Brown’s 7 rebounds led Co-Lin on thebackboards.