Co-Lin takes two over Delgado
WESSON – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves (9-1, 2-0) played sloppy in thefirst half, but managed to get things rolling in the second halfand cruised to an 87-59 win over the Delgado Lady Dolphins Tuesdaynight at Graydon L. Mullins Gymnasium on the Coach Gwyn YoungCourt.
In men’s action, the Wolves (5-5, 1-1) were able to hold off theDolphins late rally to take an 82-75 victory and hit the .500 markgoing into the Christmas break.
The Wolves and Lady Wolves will take 17 days off due to theChristmas Holidays. Co-Lin returns to action January 6 as theytravel to New Orleans to face Delgado again.
Co-Lin 87, Delgado 59
The Lady Wolves had four players to score in double figures asCo-Lin finished the first half of the season on a winning note.Brandi Simmons and Paige Webster, sophomores, led the Lady Wolveswith 16 points apiece. Sedreka Plummer and Ann Shelby Daviscontributed 10 points apiece.
Co-Lin started the game off sluggish and could not get theiroffense in gear which allowed the Lady Dolphins to keep the gameclose. The Lady Wolves held a slim lead going into halftime31-29.
In the second half, Co-Lin managed to wake up and play strongbasketball. The Lady Wolves increased their lead on Delgado withtheir pressure to create turnovers.
“In the first half, we played very sloppy,” said Co-Lin’s womencoach Gwyn Young. “We did not execute very well on offense and ourdefense had no energy.
“In the second half, we played a lot better, continued Young. “Werebounded the ball and our defense forced turnovers to allow us toget some easy baskets.”
Shanquinta James pumped in a game-high 20 points to lead Delgado.Erne Snowden provided 15 points. The Lady Dolphins (2-9) arecoached by Eddie Fields.
Co-Lin 82, Delgado 75
The men’s game started on the same foot as the women, but Co-Linmanaged to break through the Dolphins’ defense and take a 33-29lead into halftime.
In the second half, the fans got to witness the Wolves and theDolphins battle back and forth as neither team lead was safe. TheWolves managed to overcome the battle and Co-Lin built their leadto double digits the last five minutes of the game.
Sophomore guard Marcus Hooten pumped in a game-high 27 points andgrabbed 8 rebounds to led the Wolves attack. Playmaker EarnestWafer III contributed 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. TJKosile, a 6-11 center from Nigeria, provided 13 points and snatched6 rebound.
“It was nice to see us win, even though we did not take care of theball,” said Co-Lin coach Dennis Sims. “Hopefully, we can be betterprepared by the next time we face them.” Co-Lin had 24turnovers.
Renard Smith was the top scorer for the Dolphins with 23 points.Joshua Majors chipped in with 17 points. Rashaun Claiborne knockeddown 12 points. Delgado (7-6) are coached by Tommy Smith.