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Bulldogs hold off Co-Lin Wolfpack

WESSON – The Holmes Community College Bulldogs placed fiveplayers in double figures and turned back Co-Lin’s Wolfpack 84-73Tuesday night in Mullen Gymnasium. They were paced by Anthony Jonesand Wil Hayden with 16 points each.

Holmes (5-6), coached by former Ole Miss star Jason Flanigan andassisted by Rebel teammate and playmaker Jason Harrison, controlledthe tempo of the game and shot the lights out from 3-point range,making 9 of 16 treys.

“We wore them down with our depth and we tried to put pressureon the guards, said Flanigan. “Anthony (Jones) has been our leadingscorer but I didn’t’ start him tonight because he hasn’t beenplaying defense.”

Jones, a 6-2 freshman guard from Memphis (Raleigh Egypt), hadplenty of offensive support. James Archie netted 15 points and GabeOsagie and Kayland Partee 12 apiece.

Co-Lin head coach Dennis Sims was absent from the game as hecontinues his recovery from colon surgery last month. Second-yearassistant coach Cliff Furr directed the squad as they fell to 2-11with the loss.

“I know that Coach Sims is not here but his assistant did a goodjob,” said Flanigan. “We made some crucial threes in the secondhalf.”

Co-Lin gained a 35-35 deadlock on a finger-roll layup byfreshman guard Marcus Hooten with 18:39 left in the game. TheBulldogs responded and got back-to-back dunks from Osagie andPartee. They also hit 5 treys during the run, including a pair byArchie.

When Partee scored on an inbounds play, Holmes led by 12 points,69-57, with 6:11 remaining

“Holmes played its style of basketball which is physical andpushing you out,” said Furr. “Co-Lin can play like that too, but wedidn’t do it tonight. Holmes shot the ball well but we gave themtoo much space.”

The Wolves got a game-high 23 points from Michael Campbell, a6-5 transfer from Memphis (Oakhaven) who became eligible at thesemester. He also had 5 rebounds.

Hooten, who picked up two early fouls, netted 18 points.Freshman guard Anthony Evans of Greenville provided Co-Lin with 18points and 12 rebounds.

Furr said that freshman guard Earl Warren sustained a kneeinjury during the Christmas holidays and could miss the remainderof the season.