Lady Wolves light it up

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WESSON — Rachel Vigers said she and her Co-Lin teammates hadsomething to prove Monday night when they hosted the defendingstate champion Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats. The No. 5,nationally-ranked Lady Wolves extracted a measure of belatedrevenge as they howled to an 85-67 victory, shooting the lights outin Mullen Gymnasium.

Sophomore guard Latoria Holder led the way with 25 points,followed by Vigers and Brandi Simmons with 22 apiece. Co-Lin hikedits record to 14-0 overall and 3-0 in the South Division.

Jones County (10-3, 2-1) had defeated Co-Lin 59-57 last Februaryin Ellisville.

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“We wanted to show (Jones) something,” said Vigers, a 5-9sophomore from Baton Rouge. She also had a team-best nine reboundsas Co-Lin outrebounded Jones 34-25.

“Jones was the toughest we’ve played all season,” said Vigers.”Our sophomores were ready. Brandi has been working hard inpractice.”

Co-Lin head coach Gwyn Young said he was impressed by his team’s62 percent field goal percentage. “We shot the lights out. We shotthe ball extremely well.”

Young said he thought it was the first time in his 33 years ofcoaching that he had three players score 20 or more points in onegame. Holder (12-18), Vigers (10-15) and Simmons (11-15) wereexceptionally accurate.

“Jones played hard and physical,” noted Young. “This was a goodgame to watch. I would have enjoyed sitting in the stands andwatching it.”

Jones refused to wilt and pulled within 5 points, 68-63 on atrey by Tanecka Carey. Simmons sparked an 11-0 run, sacking threestraight field goals, including a soft bank shot off the glass.

“Brandi had a little break and came back strong,” Youngnoted.

Simmons and Shareka Hunt each had 6 rebounds in Co-Lin’s 34-25rebounding advantage.

JCJC coach Sandra Sumrall praised Co-Lin’s performance. “We gotoutphysicaled, outrebounded and outshot tonight.”

Sumrall has three starters back from last season’s state titleteam. Leading JCJC was Carey with 21 points and Ashley Lee with16.