Explosive fourth quarter lifts Lady Wolves over Jones County
WESSON – The Lady Wolves outscored the Jones County Lady Bobcats 28-9 in the fourth quarter to defeat the Lady Bobcats 68-55 in a key South Division matchup Thursday night. The win puts the Lady Wolves (17-2, 8-2) in a second place tie with Southwest one game behind the division leading East Central.
The Lady Wolves travel to Decatur Monday, to take on East Central. Tip off is set for 5:30 p.m. and can be heard live at www.colinathletics.com or on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.
After trailing the Lady Bobcats 40-36 going into the fourth quarter, the Lady Wolves turned up the defense as they held Jones to nine points in the quarter.
Both teams had a hard time finding the basket early on. Co-Lin led going into the second 12-8. In the second quarter, both teams began to find their rhythm. The game continued to be tight as the lead changed three times in the quarter.
Going into half, the Lady Bobcats led the Lady Wolves 26-24.
In the third quarter, Jones began pouring in buckets from inside the paint. Late in the period, Jones led by as many as eight points. However in the fourth quarter, the Lady Wolves went on an 18-0 run giving the Lady Wolves a 12-point lead.
“In the first half we struggled; however, we executed in the second half,” said Co-Lin head coach Gwyn Young. “Our defense was a lot better. I was pleased with our effort and I saw something in these players going into the fourth quarter.”
Freshman Princess Cohen had a breakout game as she had a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds. Jamilah Sanders added 12 points. Andreal Fleming came off the bench to score 12 points and hauled in six boards. The Lady Wolves controlled the boards out rebounded the Lady Bobcats 44-21.
Wendion Bibbins led the Lady Bobcats with 18 points and six rebounds. Tatyana Lofton added 13 points, while Ashailee Brailey chipped in nine.
Co-Lin shot 42 percent (22-of-53) from the field, 25 percent (3-of-12) from three-point range, and 80 percent (21-of-26) from the foul line. The Lady Bobcats shot 42 percent (21-of-50) from the field, 18 percent (2-of-11) from beyond the arc, and 73 percent (11-of-15) from the foul line.