Co-Lin women howl to 13-0

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WESSON – Brandi Simmons is enjoying her time of matriculation atCopiah-Lincoln Community College in the classroom and with thebasketball team. Simmons, a 5-foot-11 freshman post from JacksonMurrah, scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Tuesdaynight’s 82-34 trouncing of the Holmes Community College LadyBulldogs.

Sophomore Latoria Holder’s 21 points led all scorers as the No.6-ranked Lady Wolves remained unbeaten in 13 games, winning theirfirst test of 2010. They led 46-17 at halftime, and Co-Lin coachGwyn Young cleared his bench, giving the starters an earlyrest.

“I love the Co-Lin team and Coach Young,” said Simmons. “Hetakes a lot of time teaching me and breaking down the plays for us.It we need anything, he will see that we get it.”

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Young’s Lady Wolves face the meat of their South Divisionschedule in January but they have a road date at Northeast inBooneville Thursday before hosting defending state champion JonesCounty Junior College Jan. 11.

“We’ve got two games before Jones County,” said Young. “We shotthe ball well tonight.”

His team made 43 percent of their field goal attempts againstthe winless (0-9) Lady Bulldogs who are under the direction ofassistant coach Jamilah Andrews. Head coach Ron Aldy has beensidelined by health problems.

The second half was a shoot-around for Co-Lin as the hostsoutrebounded Holmes 53-27, led by Naketa Roberts with 14 boards.Paige Webster’s free throw pushed the Wolves’ lead to 71-28 with5:52 left to play. Ashley Morrison’s short jumper made it a48-point, 80-34 margin.

Holmes got 12 points from Tiffany Haynes, a 5-4 sophomore guardfrom Sallis. The Bulldogs shot an ice-cold 23 percent from thefield, reflecting the freezing temperature outside MullenGymnasium.