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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 

Claresa Banks

Claresa Banks

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 

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

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.