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Second half troubles result in Lady Wolves loss

DECATUR – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves (17-3, 8-3) struggled offensively in the second half of the game scoring only 21 points while shooting only 24 percent from the floor in their 72-53 South Division loss to East Central Monday night. The Lady Warriors (18-2, 10-1), maintain their lead in the competitive MACJC South Division.

Kelley Allen

Kelley Allen

Princess Cohen

Princess Cohen

The Lady Wolves are back in action Thursday in their final home game of the season against rival Southwest Lady Bears. Thursday night’s game is Breast Cancer Awareness so we encourage everyone to join the Lady Wolves and wear pink in support. Watch the action live at www.colinathletics.com or listen on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.

The first half, the teams battled it out as lead changed 11 times in the first two quarters. The Lady Wolves went on a quick 5-0 run to gain a one-point lead, 32-21, going into intermission.

After the half, Co-Lin’s offense struggled as the Lady Wolves managed only seven points in the third quarter. As the Lady Wolves struggled, the Lady Warriors continued their hot shooting to extend their lead. The Lady Wolves would trail the remainder of the game and fall for a second time to East Central this season.

“Their defense was really physical in the second half,” said Co-Lin head coach Gwyn Young. “If you’re not going to make shots, you are going to be in trouble, and we were in trouble this game.”

Princess Cohen came off the bench and led the team in scoring with 12 points. She also grabbed seven boards and had a team high five assists. Kelley Allen added 10 points and eight boards. Tytiana Hall pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and netted eight points.

Kalybriah Haskin led East Central with 25 points. Samantha Duncan poured in 22 points while Alexia McDonald added 13. Mircale Rushing led the Lady Warriors with a game-high 17 rebounds.

Co-Lin shot 30 percent (18-of-60) from the floor, 57 percent (4-of-7) from three-point range and 77 percent (13-of-17) from the foul line. East Central shot 41 percent (26-of-63) from the field, 14 percent (3-of-21) from beyond the arc and 74 percent (17-of-23) from the free throw line.