Lady Wolves win over Miss. Delta; Wolves in meltdown

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WESSON – Sedreka Plummer’s 6-foot-1 frame gives the Co-Lin LadyWolves a strong presence in the paint. That was clearly evidentMonday night as Plummer scored a game-high 17 points and pulleddown six rebounds in leading the Lady Wolves to a 69-46 victoryover the Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans.

In the men’s game, Co-Lin suffered an offensive meltdown in MullenGymnasium and the Trojans rallied for a 68-58 triumph, sparked byJestonia Kimber’s 21-point second half. Co-Lin had led by a 36-23halftime margin before going cold.

Co-Lin resumes play Thursday, visiting Holmes Community College inGoodman. The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m., followed by the men’sgame at 7:30.

The Lady Wolves (4-0) ranked No. 4 in the national NJCAA poll, hadno trouble with Delta last night, taking a 34-21 halftimelead.

Plummer, a Lafayette, La. product, transferred to Co-Lin, alongwith former Baton Rouge Community College teammates Kiara Entienneand JaQuandria Williams. They were part of the BRCC team that lostto Co-Lin in overtime in last season’s Region 23 championship game.Their coach, Michael Landrews, returned to Trinity Valley, Texas,after one year at the helm of the first-year program.

“We have good team chemistry and we all played with confidence,”replied Plummer, when asked about last night’s game. “We likeplaying for Co-Lin.”

Co-Lin head coach Gwyn Young praised Plummer. “Sedreka had her bestgame. She took advantage of their post players and took it inside.She made a couple of good moves.”

Looking for improvement in his team, Young said, “We have to getbetter defensively and do a better job rebounding.”

Williams joined Plummer in double digits with 11 points andsophomore forward Brandi Simmons chipped in 10.

Co-Lin led by 22 points, 54-32, when freshman Ann Shelby Davisbanked in a jumper with 10:16 left in the game.

Delta (0-3) got 12 points from Calmette Greyer, a 5-9 freshman fromShelby Broadstreet.

The Wolves (2-2) were unable to stop Kimber who sacked 4 treys inthe final 20 minutes of action. He also drew a technical foul with13:53 left to play and the Trojans down by 10 points, 42-32.

“If you leave him (Kimber) wide open, he will make his shots,” saidCo-Lin men’s coach Dennis Sims. “Our defense wasn’t very good. Wehave a long way to go.”

Sims said his team had more than the 27 turnovers listed on theofficial statistics sheet. “We didn’t take care of the ball.”

The Trojans (3-0), coached by Derrick Fears, launched a spiritedcomeback and erased a 14-point, 40-26, deficit with 16:51 left toplay. A driving layup by Marcus Hooten had given Co-Lin thatmargin.

Antonio Holmes led Co-Lin with 14 points. Hooten scored 13 pointsand grabbed 8 rebounds.

Kimber’s free throw with 6:11 left to play gave Delta a 50-49 lead.He followed with a trey for a 53-49 margin and Co-Lin neverrecovered.

Kimber, a cat-quick, 6-2 guard from Indianola, led four players indouble digits. Jarvis Moore netted 12 points, Jamar Harris 11 andMichael Willis 10.