Co-Lin falls to hot-shooting Southwest

Published 11:15 am Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin's point guard Jonathan Dalton (3) hits the layup over Southwest's LaDerrius Simmons (4) Tuesday night.

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin’s point guard Jonathan Dalton (3) hits the layup over Southwest’s LaDerrius Simmons (4) Tuesday night.

SUMMIT – The hot-shooting Southwest Bears handed the Co-Lin Wolves a 94-75 South Division loss in Summit Tuesday night.

Co-Lin (2-12, 0-5) will host Meridian Thursday at 8 p.m.

The Wolves fell behind quickly as the Bears shot 13-of-18 (72 percent) from behind the arc in the first half. This deficit would prove to be too much for the Wolves to overcome. The Bears gave Co-Lin plenty of opportunities throughout the contest to make up points from the free throw line, but the Wolves finished the game shooting only 39 percent (12-of-31) from the stripe. The Bears shot a sizzling 53 percent from the field (32-of-61) and 16-of-25 (64 percent) from beyond the arc for the game.

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“They just had such a good rhythm, we didn’t play awful in the first half, it just looked like it because they hit a lot of shots,” said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. “We did great in the second half making shots, we just couldn’t prevent them from scoring.”

Jonathon Dalton led the Wolves with 19 points and five assists. Darius Kennedy added 15 points and three assists. Dearius Griffin and Josh Smith-Levi both chipped in eight points apiece.

Terrell Miller led the Bears with a double-double scoring 23 points and grabbing 16 boards. Lafayette Rutledge pumped in a game-high 24 points followed by Emanuel Thompson 23 points.