Northwest sweeps Co-Lin

Published 9:00 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2012

SUMMIT – The Northwest Rangers and Lady Rangers used their speed and aggressive defense to sweep Co-Lin Monday in the Southwest Coca-Cola Classic Tournament.

     In women’s action, Northwest and Co-Lin battled back-and-forth in a see-saw game, before the Lady Rangers pulled away with a 67-62 victory.

     In the men’s game, Co-Lin and Northwest provided a similar game. The Rangers corraled the Wolves 76-66.

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     In late games, the Southwest Lady Bears defeated the Southern-Shreveport Lady Jaguars 73-69. In men action, the Bears rallied to edge the Jaguars 69-68.

     The Wolves (1-2) and Lady Wolves (2-1) continue action today in Southwest’s classic against Southern-Shreveport. Tipoff is 1:30 p.m. with the women. The men’s game follows at 3:30.

Northwest 67, Co-Lin 62

     The Lady Rangers had three players to reach double figures. Leah Lytle was the leading scorer with 14 points. Nikki McChristian and Bethany Lytle drained 10 points apiece.

     “Northwest is a good, fast-breaking defensive team,” said Co-Lin coach Gwyn Young. “Our sophomores did a terrible job leading on the court. We committed 26 unforced turnovers.

     “Offensively, we did not make the pass when someone was open,” continued Young. “Defensively, we did not get back on transition to defend. Basically we were just standing around.”

     Sophomore forward Vintrice Briggs led three Co-Lin players in double digits with 11 points. Jessica Wilson and Kierra Collins contributed 10 points each.

Northwest 76, Co-Lin 66

     DeMarcus McVay had a team-high double-double to lead four Northwest players in double figures with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Charles Eaton contributed 12 points. Domonique Harris and Dajon Reno had 10 points apiece.

     “Northwest did a good job pushing the ball to get easy baskets,” said Co-Lin coach Dennis Sims. “We did not defend very well and struggled offensively.”

     Sophomore guard Tim Harrison poured in a game-high 23 points to lead the Wolves. Chris Steverson provided 20 points and James Terrence had 10.