Wolves fall to Coahoma in overtime thriller

Published 11:02 am Thursday, November 10, 2016

Action was back and forth throughout the night as the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves suffered their first loss on the young season earlier this week.

The 98-94 loss, gives the Wolves a 2-1 record on the season. Co-Lin travels to Summit Monday and Tuesday to participate in a tournament at Southwest Community College. Games are currently scheduled for 3 p.m. for both days, but are subject to change. Visit colinathletics.com for updates on schedule changes.

The Wolves opened with a hot hand Monday night as Co-Lin jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead. The Tigers took the lead from the Wolves just seven minutes later after draining several threes. Co-Lin regained the lead with 8:16 remaining in the first half. Coahoma, overtook the Wolves, with the help of the three-ball yet again, just one minute later. The Tigers maintained and extended that lead to six heading into intermission.

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Coahoma continued to hold the Wolves at bay for the opening 10 minutes of the second half. Co-Lin took advantage of turnovers to fight back mid way through the second half to cut the Tigers lead to just one. The Wolves tied the game for the third time at 72 apiece with 8:38 remaining in regulation. After several lead changes, the Wolves clung to a three point with just 30 seconds remaining. Coahoma’s LeDarius Woods knocked down a corner three to tie the game for the fifth time. Co-Lin’s Lamarcus Lee rimmed out a would be buzzer beater to end play in regulation.

In overtime the Wolves took a one-point lead, but were unable to maintain after late turnovers proved costly. Co-Lin attempted to foul their way back into contention, but Coahoma knocked down their late free throws and secured the victory.

Lady Wolves’ offense

handles Coahoma

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves moved to 3-0 on the season in dominating fashion Monday with a 97-74 victory over the Lady Tigers of Coahoma Community College. The Lady Wolves are back in action next Monday  and Tuesday as the team travels to Summit to play in a tournament at Southwest Community College. Game times are scheduled for 1 p.m. on both days, but are subject to change. 

The Lady Tigers found the first baskets of the game to take a four-point lead over Co-Lin in the first minute of action. The short lead was Coahoma’s only lead in the four-quarter contest. The Lady Wolves quickly responded with a nine-point run to pull away from the Lady Tigers. At the end of the first quarter Co-Lin continued to lead by nine. In the second quarter, the Lady Wolves shot lights out as they netted 27 points and pulled the game out of reach.

The offensive clinic continued into the second half of play as the Lady Wolves continued to pour in buckets from all parts of the floor. Co-Lin led by as many as 28 late in the game.

“We got out positioned at times tonight, especially on our inbound and sideline plays,” said head coach Gwyn Young. “With that being said, I am proud of these girls though, it was a good win for us.”

Freshman Brittany Rose led the Lady Wolves in scoring for third straight game. The Jackson native, dropped 20 points, dished out five assists, and had two steals. Debraia Bell finished the contest with a double-double after netting 12 points and grabbing 11 boards. Alexus Holt also had a breakout performance for Co-Lin. Holt finished with 12 points and eight assists. Tenazhia Hinkson added another 10 points, while Karry Callahan came off the bench and scored 10 of her own.

Melvinisha Jenkins led the offensive attack for Coahoma with 21 points. Nikerria Harris and Dana Brown both had impressive games for the Lady Tigers scoring 15 and 11 points respectively. Kayla Rogers rounded out Coahoma’s leading scorers with 10 points. Harris led the way on the glass for the Lady Tigers with seven rebounds.

Co-Lin shot 55 percent (35-for-64) from the field, an impressive 53 percent (8-for-15) from three-point range, and 53 percent (19-for-36) from the foul line. Coahoma finished the night shooting 38 percent (23-for-61) from the floor, 13 percent (2-for-16) from beyond the arc, and 81 percent (26-for-32) from the free throw stripe.