Wolves, Lady Wolves sweep pair from Hinds
UTICA – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves won their second straight South Division game defeating the Hinds Lady Bulldogs 67-53 in Utica last night.
In the men’s contest, the Wolves won their fifth straight game, a 74-68 win over the Bulldogs.
Co-Lin returns to Mullen Gymnasium on Monday night when they host Pearl River. Tip off for the women’s game is at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s game. Watch live at www.colinathletics.com or listen on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.
Lady Wolves 67, Lady Bulldogs 53
The Lady Wolves (9-6, 2-4) jumped out to a 23-4 lead with 9:41 left in the first half. They took a 38-24 lead into the locker room at the half.
A 3-pointer by Rajee McDonald with 8:34 left in the game pulled Hinds to 51-43, but that’s as close as the Lady Bulldogs would get.
The Lady Wolves (9-6, 2-4) shot 39 percent (20-of-51) from the field while the Lady Bulldogs shot 29 percent (15-of-51). Hinds went 19-0f-22 (86 percent) from the charity strip. Co-Lin would go 23-of-34 for 68 percent.
Freshman Claresa Banks led Co-Lin with a game-high 22 points. Sophomore Ashley Minor pumped in 18 points. Minor led Co-Lin on the backboards with 8 rebounds.
Leading Hinds as Sharlandria Winston with 13 points, followed by Alisha Guynes with 12 points. McDonald and Latoria Richmond led on the backboards with 5 rebounds apiece.
Wolves 74, Bulldogs 68
The Wolves won their fifth straight game to improve to 8-7, 2-4 in the South Division. Sophomore Anthony Davis led the Wolves with a game-high 17 points and 7 assists. Chris Steverson and Michael Vardaman added 15 points apiece. On the backboards, Co-Lin got 6 rebounds from Jordan Lumpkins.
“I’m proud of how are guys responded when we got down eight and fought back,” said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. “This was a game that we had to win and our guys handled the pressure and made the plays at the end.”
The Wolves outrebounded the Bulldogs 29-21. They shot 29 percent from the field while the Lady Bulldogs shot 26 percent. Co-Lin won the battle at the free throw line going 17-0f-24 for 71 percent. Hinds went 9-of-15 for 60 percent.
Hinds had four players in double figures led by Derrick Little with 14 points. Kaleb Williams, Dela Mayers, and LaDarrius Drain had 13 points apiece.