Co-Lin splits opener against Jones
ELLISVILLE – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves were unable to hold off the Bobcats late in the game Monday as Jones defeated Co-Lin 106-85.
The Wolves played tremendous basketball in the opening half of play, but Jones’ ability to hit the three-ball was Co-Lin’s downfall. The loss moves the Wolves to 4-4, 0-1 on the year.
“It was a pretty good game on the offensive end,” said head coach Kenny Bizot. “Our plan was to get back and make sure our defense was set. We just didn’t do that in the second half.”
The Wolves came out firing in the opening minutes, led by freshman Darrian Wilson. Co-Lin led by seven points after just three minutes of play. The Bobcats rallied and responded with a quick 8-0 run to take their first lead of the game with 14:58 remaining in the first half.
Co-Lin once again took the lead after back-to-back threes from Wilson. The Bobcats refused to go away as they tied the game for the fifth time with just 5:29 remaining in the half. Action was back and forth in the final minutes of the half with the Wolves up three, 49-46 going into the locker room.
In the second half, the Bobcats could not miss. Jones quickly erased the Wolves three point lead and pulled away after a 7-0 run. In the final 10 minutes of action Jones continued to extend their lead with lights out shooting. The Bobcats netted 60 points in the second half to Co-Lin’s 36.
Freshman Lamarcus Lee led the Wolves in scoring off the bench. The Baton Rouge native had 20 points and five rebounds. Wilson finished the game with 16 points and five rebounds after going 4-for-8 from three-point range. Tyrell McArthur scored 10 points while Vincent Phillips added nine points, five rebounds, and five assists.
Rickey Holden led the Bobcats in the scoring column with 23 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds. David Davis added another 13 points and Leito Halloway put in an additional 12 points.
Co-Lin shot 43 percent (32-for-75) from the floor, 29 percent (9-for-31) from three-point range, and 67 percent (12-for-18) from the foul line. The Bobcats shot 54 percent (37-for-69) from the field, 46 percent (11-for-24) from beyond the arc, and 84 percent (21-for-25) from the free throw line.
Lady Wolves win division opener against Jones
The Lady Wolves continue to win as they defeated the Lady Bobcats 79-68 on Monday. The win moves the Lady Wolves to 6-1, 1-0 on the season.
“We played great defensively, especially early in the game, and that allowed us to build a lead,” said head coach Gwyn Young. “We rebounded well, and just executed.”
The Lady Wolves quickly took the lead in the first quarter of play after a 5-0 run to start the game. Co-Lin extended that lead to as many as 12 late in the quarter. The Lady Bobcats tied the game at 17 early in the second quarter after four consecutive baskets. The Lady Wolves responded with a small run of their own led by Tenazhia Hinkson and Brittany Rose to regain the lead.
In the second half, Co-Lin continued to play well on both ends of the floor as the team was finding baskets from the paint, mid-range, and beyond the arc. Defensively the team showed great presence as they held the Lady Bobcats to 40 points.
Hinkson led the Lady Wolves with 15 points and four assists. Rose added another 13 points while Danisha Davis netted 12 points after coming off the bench. Kiera Robinson posted eight points and 10 rebounds.
Tatyana Lofton led the Lady Bobcats in scoring with 22 points. Nique Cherry finished with 14 points and nine rebounds while Myyah West finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Co-Lin finished the game shooting 41 percent (26-for-64) from the field, a blistering 67 percent (8-for-12) from three-point range, and 68 percent (19-for-28) from the free throw line. The Lady Bobcats shot 36 percent (24-for-66) from the field, 26 percent (7-for-27) from beyond the arc, and 54 percent (13-for-24) from the free throw line.