Lady Wolves plug Pearl River; Wildcats sack Co-Lin men

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012

POPLARVILLE – Sophomore guard KeoshaBradley pumped in 25 points in leading the Co-Lin Lady Wolves to a67-55 Monday night South Division win over Pearl River CommunityCollege. She was joined in double figures by Jasmine James with 14points and 10 rebounds. Jasmine Belton added 10 points.

    In the men’s game, Pearl River dominated the backboards, shot asizzling 71 percent from the field  and beat the Co-Lin Wolves 82-73. TheWildcats outrebounded Co-Lin 32-18.

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    Co-Lin resumes South Division play Thursday night atHinds-Utica.  The women’sgame tips off at 6 p.m.

    The Lady Wolves (15-3, 8-0) remained unbeaten in the South race.Coach Gwyn Young’s team led 32-27 at halftime.

    “Keosha had a really big game for us,” said Young. “Tiffany Simscame in and gave us a big lift on defense.

    “We played OK defensively but we let Pearl River have some easyshots,” Young added. “In the second half, we improved on ourdefense and  ran the floorwell.”

    Pearl River (11-6, 4-3) got 12 points each from Samantha Gunn andShanta Echols. Branita Malone chipped in 10 points.

    The Wolves (9-9, 2-5) were unable to compete in the paint and sawtheir 3-game winning streak halted. The Wildcats outscored Co-Lin40-24 inside.

    The Wolves placed 4 players in double digits, led by freshman guardJay Case’s 20 points. Guard Anthony Davis chipped in 17 points,Jake Reed 14 and Joseph Cunningham 11.

    Coach Dennis Sims saw his team trailing 44-31 at halftime. TheWolves shot 35 percent from the  field in the first half and 42percent for the game. They reduced PRCC’s lead to 1 point in thesecond half but couldn’t take control.

    “We got no point production or rebounds from out low post people,”said Sims. “The big thing is (Wildcats)  shot 71 percent from the field. It’shard to beat a team when they shoot that well.”

    Pearl River (9-8, 5-2) got a game-high 23 points from Zane Knowles.Yondarius Johnson chipped in 17 points as the Wildcats swept theSouth series.