Co-Lin Wolves sweep Meridian

Published 11:40 am Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Meridian's Adrianna James (23) tries to keep up with Co-Lin's Tenazhia Hinkson (13) Monday night at Mullin Gymnasium.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Meridian’s Adrianna James (23) tries to keep up with Co-Lin’s Tenazhia Hinkson (13) Monday night at Mullin Gymnasium.

WESSON – The Co-Lin Wolves and Lady Wolves capture a sweep over the Meridian Eagles Monday night in South Division JUCO basketball action at Mullins Gymnasium.

In the women’s contest, the Lady Wolves (22-0, 13-0) outscored the Lady Eagles in the second half to keep their perfect season alive with a 98-85 win.

In the men’s game, the Wolves secured a big 67-52 win over Meridian to stay in the hunt for the State Playoffs.

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The Wolves and Lady Wolves wrap up their regular season Thursday as they prepare to welcome the Gulf Coast Bulldogs to Co-Lin for a pair of South Division games. The women’s contest will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.

Co-Lin 98, Meridian 85

The Lady Wolves and the Lady Eagles provided an exciting game for their basketball fans as both teams battle back and forth in a seesaw contest as each team traded the lead several times throughout the first half.

Meridian (14-9, 7-6) ended up winning the first half of action as they carried a 48-47 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Lady Wolves came out and turned up the heat of the Lady Eagles both offensively and defensively as they roared back and outscored Meridian 51-37 to secured the win and stay undefeated on the season.

Co-Lin had six players to score in double figures as Alexis Collins lead the charge with 18 points and seven assists. Kelley Allen continued the onslaught with 14 points and had five rebounds. Arnissayur Robinson chipped in with 13 points and also grabbed five rebounds. Toni Woods contributed 11 points and lead on the boards with seven rebounds. Tyra Gibson and Jamilah Sanders netted 10 points apiece.

Meridian placed five players in double digits as Miaya Crowder lead the pace with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds. Londyn Thomas provided 18 points. Kriste Dixon-McBeath cashed in 17 points. Tytiana Hall scored 13 points and Adrianna James added 10 points.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin's Chris Williams slams home a monstrous dunk against Meridian.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin’s Chris Williams slams home a monstrous dunk against Meridian.

Co-Lin 67, Meridian 52 

In the men’s game, the Co-Lin Wolves (8-14, 6-7) provided a explosive start to begin the first half as they destroyed the Eagles early to came a 40-17 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Meridian (8-13, 2-11) tried to answer Co-Lin’s challenge with a 35-27 run but could not overcome the Wolves’ large lead as Co-Lin collects the win to stay in the hunt for the state playoffs, which begins next Monday at Mullins Gymnasium.

The Wolves conducted a well-balance scoring attack against the Eagles as Donte’ Watson led the pace with 11 points, six assists and nine rebounds. Terry Morris and Joe Shelby chipped in with 10 points apiece. Morris also had seven assists. Jordan Lumpkins powered the boards for the Wolves with 10 rebounds and scored six points. Darius Kennedy provided seven points. Jadarius Haymer, Chris Williams and Josh Washington added six points each.

Demarius Calvert was the top scoring leader for the Eagles with 14 points. Brandon Daniels had a double-double performance of 13 points and 13 rebounds. Steven Brand netted 13 points.