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Wolves suffer third straight loss

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin's Donte' Watson (24) drives in for the layup against Jones County Thursday night.

Co-Lin Media / Natalie Davis / Co-Lin’s Donte’ Watson (24) drives in for the layup against Jones County Thursday night.

WESSON – The Co-Lin Wolves suffered their third straight loss at the hands of division leading Jones County 84-71 Thursday night in men’s action at Mullen Gymnasium.

The Wolves (4-15, 2-8) look to bounce back from Monday when they travel to Decatur to take on the East Central Warriors. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be heard live at www.colinathletics.com or on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.

The Wolves saw a brief lead midway through the first half. The Bobcats quickly went on a nine-point run and never looked back. The Bobcats (13-4, 8-2) high paced offense quickly followed up with another 9-0 run pulling the game well out of reach for the Wolves. Midway through the second half, the Bobcats began find the basket with ease extended the led by as many as 29 points. But, Co-Lin kept fighting and eventually whittled the lead down to 13.

“We have to perform when it matters, it’s easy to come into the game and perform, we have to do that from the beginning,” said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. “We need to find consistency.”

Freshman point guard Jonathon Dalton led the Wolves with 17 points. Darius Griffin and Tyler Turner came off the bench to score 15 and 14 respectively. Chris Williams, Brandon Brooks, and Tyler Turner led off the backboards with five rebounds apiece.

Bruce Stevens led the Bobcats with a double-double scoring 23 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Maurice Dunlap scored 16 points, followed by Tristin Walley with 12 and eight boards. Andre Johnson chipped in 10 points.

Co-Lin shot 35 percent (23-of-66) from the field, 39 percent (10-of-26) from beyond the arc, and 58 percent (15-of-26) from the foul line. Jones shot 49 percent (31-of-63) from the field, 32 percent (7-of-22) from beyond the arc, and 63 percent (15-of-24) from the foul line.