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Co-Lin Wolves give Bizot first win; Lady Wolves dominate Lady Dolphins

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin's Tyrisha Patterson (33) rebounds the ball over Delgado's Kadija Garner (3) Thursday night at Mullins Gymnasium.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin’s Tyrisha Patterson (33) rebounds the ball over Delgado’s Kadija Garner (3) Thursday night at Mullins Gymnasium.

WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln fans saw both of their teams play exceptional offensive basketball in Wesson on Thursday night as the Wolves swept a pair of games from Delgado Community College. The Lady Wolves were 79-47 winners over the Lady Dolphins, and the Wolves beat Delgado 86-77.

The Lady Wolves (2-2), were led by a monster second half from freshman guard Claresa Banks. Banks, a Forest Hill High product, had four points at halftime as the Lady Wolves held a 38-26 lead at the break.

Banks came out on fire and scored eight straight points to start the second half and give the Lady Wolves complete command of the game. Banks finished with 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Through four games her 17.2 point per game average leads the team. Sophomore guard Ashley Minor was the only other Co-Lin player in double figures with 16 points. Coach Gwyn Young saw his bench score outscore Delgado’s bench 29-10.

Gabriell Delaune, a 6-foot freshman forward, led Delgado (0-4) with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Chris Steverson

Chris Steverson

The Wolves (1-3), led from the opening tip to the final buzzer in giving first year head coach Kenny Bizot his first win at Co-Lin. Sophomore guard Chris Steverson was shooting the cover off the ball from the opening tip. Steverson started Co-Lin off with two long 3-pointers as they jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead. Steverson, a Wingfield product, would make six 3-pointers in the first half. Co-Lin led 45-38 at the half.

Steverson finished the game with 35 points and nine made 3-pointers. Freshman guard LaJustin Anderson was the only other Co-Lin player in double figures after totaling 14 points and going 4-for-7 from beyond the arc. Co-Lin point guard Anthony Davis was the beneficiary of his hot shooting teammates. Davis dished out a career high 14 assists on the night.

Delgado (0-4) placed four players in double figures, led by 27 points from point guard Reginald Pitts.

Co-Lin returns to action on Thursday, Nov. 21, when they travel to Mobile to take on Bishop State.