Sanders sparks Delgado over Co-Lin Wolfpack
Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2009
WESSON – Jamill Sanders is over 1,000 miles away from home buthe’s found a comfortable niche with the Delgado Community CollegeDolphins of New Orleans. The muscular 6-foot-3 sophomore forwardfrom Milwaukee, Wis., collected 26 points and 11 rebounds as theDolphins dumped Co-Lin’s Wolfpack 85-73 Tuesday night in MullenGymnasium.
Delgado (8-7) got 21 points from point guard Darrell Williamswho sacked four treys.
“That was Sanders’ best game,” Delgado coach Tommy L. Smithpointed out. “This was our fourth straight win. We’ve found ourrhythm.”
Co-Lin (2-10), mired in a rebuilding campaign, was outrebounded37-32 and shot 45 percent from the field. The Wolves are under thedirection of assistant coach Cliff Furr while veteran head coachDennis Sims awaits surgery at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson.Sims has been weakened by a prolonged stomach disorder.
Furr, in his second season with Co-Lin, said the Wolves wereouthustled last night. “Delgado got every loose ball. They wereknocking each other out of the way and we just stood around andwatched them.”
Co-Lin made a brief run midway through the second half, reducingDelgado’s 11-point lead to seven points. Sophomore center DwayneBrown sank four straight free throws and a baseline jumper, makingit 65-58 with 6:19 left to play.
A putback by Kenneth Burnett, two free throws by Sanders andtreys by Williams and Wesley Rhodes pushed Delgado’s lead to 11points, 75-64, with 4:06 left to play.
Williams, a 5-9 freshman from Metairie, La., impressed Furr.”Number 3 (Williams) is a player. He hit some big shots.”
Co-Lin got a game-high 27 points, plus 7 rebounds, from freshmanguard Marcus Hooten of Jackson (Provine). Anthony Evans, a 5-11freshman guard from Greenville (Weston), netted 20 points.
Co-Lin had beaten Delgado 83-74 in the Southwest Coca-ColaClassic but later lost 76-72 at New Orleans, Nov. 24.