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Turnovers hurt Wolves in match-up with Pearl River

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin's point guard Jonathan Dalton (5) is fouled by Pearl River's Dontelis Ross (5) in men's JUCO basketball action Monday night.

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin’s point guard Jonathan Dalton (5) is fouled by Pearl River’s Dontelis Ross (5) in men’s JUCO basketball action Monday night.

WESSON – The Pearl River Wildcats took advantage of 21 Co-Lin turnovers as they defeated the Wolves 70-56 in the South Division contest Monday night.

The Wolves (4-14, 2-7) will host Jones County on Thursday at 8 p.m.

Midway through the first half the Wildcats took a nine-point lead. The tempo of the game appeared to play in the Wolves’ favor; however, the team could not make baskets. Co-Lin also rebounded the ball well throughout the contest. Unfortunately these efforts proved futile as the Wolves shot 36 percent from the field. The Wildcats shot lights out from the floor, making 49 percent of their shots.

“I felt like our guys did everything we could do defensively,” said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. “We couldn’t make shots. Some of it was poor decision making by our guys, but a lot of it was the length of Pearl River.”

Three Wolves had double-digit performances led by freshman Jonathon Dalton who scored 13 points and had five rebounds. Donte Watson added another 12 points, while Darius Kennedy dropped an additional 11 points. Chris Williams led the Wolves with eight rebounds.

Darrlyn Willis, who pumped in a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, led Pearl River’s offense. Cortez Mitchell added another 11 points and four assists. Tedd Scott netted 10 points.

The Wolves shot 36 (21-of-58) percent from the field, 29 percent (6-of-21) from beyond the arc, and 80 percent (8-of-10) from the free throw line. Pearl River shot 49 percent (25-of-51) from the field, 36 percent (5-of-14) from three-point range, and 53 percent (15-of-28) from the free throw line.