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Co-Lin Lady Wolves defeat Mississippi Delta at home, 85-77

The Lady Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College moved to 7-0 on the year with an 85-77 victory over Mississippi Delta Monday night. Sophomores Alexus Holt and Brittany Rose led the Lady Wolves in scoring with 18 points each, while T’kyra Hicks added another 17. 

“It seemed like we were sluggish to start with. We just have to execute better and play more solid defense,” said head coach Gwyn Young. “We shot good enough to win and out-rebounded them, but we have to get better.”

Co-Lin pulled out to an eight-point lead midway through the first quarter, but the Lady Trojans fought back with a 16-1 run that gave Delta a 26-19 lead over the Lady Wolves. In the second quarter the Lady Wolves regained composure and slowly began stretching the lead.

Co-Lin entered the locker room at the half leading by seven, 47-40.

The Lady Wolves came out firing in the second half and led by 12 with 3:39 remaining in the third. The Lady Trojans refused to concede the game and rattled off a 12-2 run in the final minutes of the third and the opening minutes of the fourth quarters. The sudden offensive presence cut the Lady Wolves’ lead to just two with 6:56 remaining in the contest.

Rose and the Lady Wolves held off the Lady Trojans in the final minutes with solid shooting and free throws.

Holt had an impressive game, as she added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals to her 18-point performance. Karry Callahan posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Diamond Smith also had a strong game on the boards with seven rebounds.

Alexis Augustus led Mississippi Delta with 19 points while Erika Faulkner netted 16 points. Patrisha Lollis led the Lady Trojans with eight rebounds.

Co-Lin shot 45 percent (25-for-56) from the field, 42 percent (5-for-12) from the three-point line, and 67 percent (30-for-45) from the foul stripe. The Lady Trojans finished the night shooting 46 percent (29-for-63) from the field, 36 percent (4-for-11) from beyond the arc, and 75 percent (15-for-20) from the free throw line.

The Lady Wolves are back in action Thursday at 6 p.m. as Co-Lin host the Coahoma Community College Lady Tigers in Wesson.