Wolves fall short in overtime

Published 10:50 am Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DECATUR – The Co-Lin Wolves rally came up short as they fell to the East Central Warriors 93-84 in overtime Monday. Donte’ Watson’s buzzer beating 3-pointer tied the game at 72-all and sent the game into overtime. East Central outscored Co-Lin 21-12 in the overtime period to take the win.

Darius Kennedy

Darius Kennedy

Donte Watson

Donte Watson

The Wolves (4-16, 2-9) will host rival Southwest Thursday in the final home game of the season. Thursday night’s game is Breast Cancer Awareness so we encourage everyone to join the Wolves and wear pink in support. Watch the game live at www.colinathletics.com or listen on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.

The first half of the game was extremely close. Midway through the half East Central stretched the lead to 8, but the Wolves came powering back as the teams traded baskets in the final minutes of the half. The Warriors held a 32-31 lead at the half.

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The Warriors went on a 9-0 run to start the second half to take a 41-31 lead.

In the final minutes of play Co-Lin’s Watson begin to find rhythm from the corner. Watson made five threes in the final seven minutes of regulation. The last three came at the buzzer as the Wolves trailed by three 72-69. Watson’s shot rattled in and sent the game to overtime. The trend did not continue for Co-Lin entering the overtime period. East Central’s Prince McDaniel took over the game and scored 11 of his 21 points in the overtime.

“We have to got rebound, when we run our zone we just came seem to get the boards,” said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. “We have to win the battle of the boards to win games, and we just simply didn’t do it tonight.”

Watson led the Wolfpack with a game-high 27 points and had six rebounds. Darius Kennedy added 24 points and eight assists. Chris Williams led the team in rebounds with eight, while Jonathon Dalton led the team with 13 assists.

Five Warriors scored double-figures led by Prince McDaniel with 21 points. Ravion Henry pumped in 20 points followed by Isaiah Traylor with 15. Randy Phillips and Derrick Dandridge scored 12 and 11 points respectively.

The Wolves shot 46 percent (31-of-68) from the field, 40 percent (10-of-25) from beyond the arc and 63 percent (12-of-19) from the foul line. East Central shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the floor, 35 percent (9-of-26) from three-point range and 62 percent (26-of-42) from the foul line.