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Dalton’s stellar performance is not enough to clinch Co-Lin win

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin point guard Jonathan Dalton (12) splits the East Central defense of Keion Peoples (11) and Prince McDaniel (15) Thursday night.

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin point guard Jonathan Dalton (12) splits the East Central defense of Keion Peoples (11) and Prince McDaniel (15) Thursday night.

WESSON – A late game run by the East Central Warriors secured a 70-65 victory over Co-Lin in a thrilling game Thursday night.

The Co-Lin Wolves (2-11, 0-4) will take the floor again Tuesday in Summit as the play the Bears of Southwest.

The Wolves controlled the majority of the very physical contest, but were unable to come away with a win. With just less than six minutes left in the contest Co-Lin held its largest lead of the game 61-51. The Wolves would not find the basket again until under the two-minute mark. The scoring drought from the Wolves spurred from missed shots and several offensive turnovers.

“We should not have lost this game,” said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. “We have got to find a way to win games like this. We need to regroup and figure out our personnel.”

Freshman Jonathon Dalton played a phenomenal game with a game-high 27 points, five assists and four boards. Chris Williams and Darius Kennedy each add 12 points. Williams also led the team in rebounds with 14.

East Central had four players in double figures led by Ravion Henry with 18 points. Derrick Dandridge and Prince McDaniel pumped in 15 points apiece. Keion Peoples chipped in 11 points. Tonzell Handy led on the backboards with nine rebounds.

Co-Lin shot 46 percent (24-of-52) while making 43 percent (10-of-23) of 3-pointers. East Central shot 36 percent (24-of-66) from field goal and 27 percent (7-of-26) from behind the arc.