Co-Lin splits with East Central
DECATUR – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves managed to keep their undefeated season going after knocking off the East Central Lady Warriors 81-71 Thursday night in South Division action in JUCO basketball at East Central.
In the mens’ contest, the Co-Lin Wolves could not overcome the large amount of personal fouls called in their attempt to snap their losing streak as they fell to East Central 78-63.
Co-Lin returns to action Tuesday as they prepare to welcome their archrivals, the Southwest Bears, to town for a varsity doubleheader. The Lady Wolves tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.
Lady Wolves 81, Lady Warriors 71
The Lady Wolves and the Lady Warriors provided an exciting defensive contest as both teams fought back and forth in a close battle.
In the first half of action, Co-Lin came out and quickly took charge of the game as they dominated the Lady Warriors to gain a 17-point advantage with 7:11 remaining, but East Central rallied back to cut down Co-Lin’s lead to 41-35 at halftime.
In the second half, both team played an evenly matched contest as the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Warriors 40-36 to secure the victory.
Claresa Banks directed the Lady Wolves (13-0, 4-0) with a team-high 18 points to lead three players scoring in double figures. Alexis Collins contributed 17 points. Arnissayur Robinson chipped in with 13 points. Kelley Allen powered the Lady Wolves on the boards with 10 rebounds and scored seven points. Toni Woods and Tyra Gibson provided nine points each.
Jalesia Jones was the offensive leader for the Lady Warriors with a game-high 21 points. Shakerya Morrison added to the pace with a double-double performance of 15 points and 14 rebounds. Kalybriah Haskin and Tashiana Foster scored nine points apiece.
East Central 78, Co-Lin 63
In the mens; contest, the Wolves came out looking to end their eight game losing streak as they fought hard to keep the game close as East Central took a 35-29 lead into halftime.
In the second half of action, the battle continued but it quickly turned to the worst for the Wolves as they made several attempts to rally back and take over the game. Personal fouls became the deciding factor in the contest as Co-Lin commented 20 second half fouls to East Central’s five fouls after each team finish with 12 fouls each in the first half.
Through all the adversity, the Wolves (2-11, 0-4) managed to cut down East Central’s lead to 66-60 with 2:00 left, but the Warriors ended up winning the game 78-63.
Terry Morris was the top scorer for the Wolves with 14 points. Jordan Lumpkin ad Donovan Rice and Donte’ Watson provided assistance with eight points apiece. Watson was the leader on the boards with seven rebounds. Shemar Williams and Lumpkin helped with six rebounds each.
Ravion Henry pumped in a game-high 24 points to pace the Warriors. Kristin Clark contributed 11 points and Isaiah Traylor chipped in with 12 points. Derrick Dandridge led on the boards with nine rebounds.