Lady Wolves knock off Jones County, Men falls
WESSON – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves and the Jones County Bobcats kept their undefeated season alive Monday night in JUCO basketball action at Mullins Gymnasium.
In the women’s contest, the Lady Wolves overcame a sluggish start to knock off the Jones County Lady Bobcats 91-74.
In the men’s game, Jones County quickly overpowered the Wolves in the first half of action to secure a 90-71 victory.
Co-Lin returns to action Thursday as they travel to Decatur to take on the East Central Warriors in more South Division action. The women’s game is schedule to begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30.
Lady Wolves 91, Lady Bobcats 74
In the first half of action, the Lady Wolves and the Lady Bobcats battled in a close contest as both teams fought back and forth until Co-Lin managed to shake off their sluggish start and put together a late run to take a 41-35 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Co-Lin (12-0, 3-0) came out and dominated the Lady Bobcats quickly by outscoring Jones County 50-39 to secured the win.
With the win, Co-Lin women’s coach Gwyn Young reached another milestone in his career with 850 total victories. Coach Young is the winningest active NJCAA women’s basketball coach.
The Lady Wolves had five players to score in double figures as Toni Woods and Claresa Banks lead the charge with 17 points and six rebounds each. Alexis Collins contributed 13 points. Kelley Allen provided 12 points and lead on the boards with eight rebounds. Jamilah Sanders netted 11 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Alyon Johnson was the top scorer for the Lady Bobcats with 17 points. Terrica Williams chipped in with 14 points and Kadie Parker had 10 points. Ameonia House and Hayley Pichon powered the Lady Bobcats on the boards with six rebounds each.
Jones Co. 90, Co-Lin 71
In the men’s contest, the Bobcats (11-0, 3-0) came out and quickly set the tone of the game in the first half as they overpowered the Wolves early to claim a 46-30 advantage at halftime.
In the second half, the Wolves (2-10, 0-3) managed to get their offensive and defensive rhythm going as they slowed down Jones County’s offense but could not overcome the Bobcats’ large lead falling to Jones County 90-71.
Bryce Jones pumped in a game-high 19 points to lead five players in double digits. Marquis Cunningham chipped in with 13 points and lead on the boards with five rebounds. Christopher Rice netted 12 points. Otis Harvey provided 11 points and Rodrigua Palmer added 10 points.
Terry Morris paced the Wolves with a team-high 18 points. Jordan Lumpkins contributed 13 points and gathered seven rebounds. Chris Williams cashed in 12 points. Tyler Turner scored 11 points and Jadarius Haymer added 10 points.