Lady Wolves clobber Lady Trojans; Mississippi Delta surpass Co-Lin
WESSON – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves captured their second win of the season after howling past the Mississippi Delta Lady Trojans 73-54 Thursday night in JUCO basketball action at Mullen Gymnasium.
In the men’s game, the Wolves surged back in the second half to fall short at the end falling to the Trojans 78-66.
Co-Lin returns to action Monday as they prepare to host the Baton Rouge Bears and Lady Bears. The women tip off at 6 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 8 p.m.
Lady Wolves 73, Lady Trojans 54
The Lady Wolves (2-0) came out of the gates on fire in their home season opener as they quickly overpowered the Lady Trojans with their quickness and aggressive play to secure a 7-0 lead in two minutes of action.
Co-Lin continued to rule the court and kept Mississippi Delta’s offense off balance throughout the first half to take a commanding 47-15 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Wolves picked up where they left off from the first half, but started to let off the gas pedal midway through the contest as the Coach Gwyn Young decided to give his other young talented players some playing time.
“We played really well in the first half,” said Young. “The girls shot the ball well and played well defensively by not giving up second chance opportunities. Overall, this was a great win. I was pleased the give everyone plenty of playing time.”
Tyra Gibson sparked the Lady Wolves with 13 points as Co-Lin had three players to score in double figures. Claresa Banks and Caroline Lumpkin pumped in 12 points apiece. Toni Banks powered the boards for Co-Lin with eight rebounds. Alexis Collins collected seven rebounds.
Mary Washington was the only top scorer for the Lady Trojans to reach double figures with 15 points. Aqueshia Kimble netted nine points and led on the boards with seven rebounds.
Trojans 78, Wolves 66
The Trojans came out pumped up as they rudely interrupted the Co-Lin Boys’ quartet singing the national anthem as the end with loud cheering before the start of the game.
Mississippi Delta quickly set the tone of the contest as they grabbed a 6-0 lead before the Wolves charge back to cut down the Trojans’ lead at 8-6. After a quick timeout by Delta, the Trojans regained the momentum with a 22-4 surge to secure a 30-10 lead midway through the first half.
The Wolves managed rally back to cut down the Trojans’ lead with a 17-10 run as Ms. Delta lead at halftime 40-27.
In the second half, the Wolves (0-2) came out and relied on their tough defense to slow down the Trojans. Basketball fans witness a great scoring show as Co-Lin fought hard to trimmed down Ms. Delta to eight points.
In the closing minutes of the contest, the Trojans took the air of the ball to force the Wolves to foul and preserve the win.
“We are not playing together as a team yet, but that will come as the season moves on,” said Co-Lin men coach Kenny Bizot. “Overall, the guys played a lot better in the second half and fought their way back into the contest. We just could not make the stops, and baskets we need to captured the win.”
Terry Morris pumped in a team-high 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists to lead the Wolves. Jordan Lumpkin and Haymer Jadarius contributed 12 points apiece. Jadarius also led on the boards with five rebounds.
Zamarius Griffin netted a game-high 19 points to pace the Trojans. Tyrone McNeese provided 15 points and Darius Dukes had 14 points. Travon Harper powered the boards for Ms. Delta with seven rebounds.