Co-Lin Wolves feast on Hinds in South Division action
WESSON – The Co-Lin Wolves and Lady Wolves dominated the Hinds Bulldogs in Thursday night JUCO basketball action to collect a pair of South Division victories at Mullins Gymnasium.
In the women’s contest, the Lady Wolves feasted on the Lady Bulldogs to stay undefeated on the season with a 92-43 victory.
In the men’s game, the Wolves came out strong in the first half and held on to earn a 76-58 win over Hinds.
Co-Lin will resume action Monday as they travel to Poplarville to take on the Pearl River Wildcats for a big division matchup. The women will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m.
Co-Lin 92, Hinds 43
The Co-Lin Lady Wolves (17-0, 8-0) came out and dominated the Lady Bulldogs in the first half of action as they howled to an commanding 52-22 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Co-Lin continued their aggressiveness on offense and defense to clobbered Hinds with a 40-21 run to cruise to the victory.
“This was a good win for the girls,” said Co-Lin women coach Gwyn Young. “This was a great opportunity to give everyone plenty of playing time. The girls shot the ball well offensively and played good defensively. Overall, ! was very pleased with their effort.”
Tenazhia Hinkson powered the Lady Wolves attack with 18 points. Jamilah Sanders contributed 15 points and Alexis Collins chipped in with 14 points. Toni Woods was the rebound leader for Co-Lin with five rebounds. Claresa Banks and Kelley Allen both provided assistance on the boars with four rebounds and scored seven points apiece.
The Lady Bulldogs (2-15, 0-8) did not have anyone to score in double figures as Shi’Nike Smith, Latasha Arnold and Kadaisha Brown were the offensive leaders with six points each. Lineasa Palmer led on the boards with five rebounds.
Co-Lin 76, Hinds 58
In the men’s game, the Wolves came out firing on all cylinders to start the game and took a 11-0 lead before Hinds finally got on the scoreboards with 16:00 left in the first half.
Throughout the remainder of the first half, Co-Lin continued to torched the nets against the Bulldogs to take a 51-27 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Wolves started off flat as Hinds (8-9, 3-5) made the halftime adjustment they needed to rally back and cut down Co-Lin’s lead to 12-points with 9:00 left in the contest.
After a Co-Lin’s timeout, the Wolves (5-12, 3-5) managed to rekindle their offensive spark they had in the first half and outscored the Bulldogs 13-7 in the final nine minutes of the game to secure the win.
“I am very proud of my guys,” said Co-Lin men coach Kenny Bizot. “These guys have worked hard all season long and we are coming together as a team. I like the momentum that we are in.
“The guys did a great job coming out and setting the flow of the game early in the first half,” continued Bizot. “In the second half, we came out flat and Hinds did a good rallying back, but I was very please with my guys efforts for not giving in and fought hard to get the win.”
Sophomore guard Terry Morris pumped in a game-high 32 points to lead the Wolves. Donte’ Watson provided 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Chris Williams also helped on the boards with nine rebounds.
Rod Taylor directed the Bulldogs attack with 13 points. DeAndre Bolton chipped in with 12 points. Ry’Yale Brown was the leader on the boards with six rebounds.
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