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Co-Lin basketball teams sweep Delgado

GOING FOR THE REBOUND – Co-Lin freshman Yashunda Williams of Hazlehurst (14) goes up for the rebound. Photo by Natalie Davis.

WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves had no ill affects from the 10-day holiday layoff as they disposed of the Delgado Community College Lady Dolphins 85-32.
The Wolves won their fifth straight game behind freshman Trent Hutchin’s game-high 25 points, including 5 treys, as the Wolves defeated the Dolphins 80-54.             

Lady Wolves 85, Lady Dolphins 32

The Lady Wolves (6-1) never trailed in the game as they built a 40-11 halftime lead. Coach Gwyn Young was able to substitute frequently and often. Co-Lin shot 53 percent from the field and out rebounded the Lady Dolphins 44-48.
“We played a good game after the layoff,” said Young. “Every player got an opportunity to play and score. We need to work on getting smarter and playing harder all the time.”
Sophomore post Kristin Ellis scored 8 of her game-high 12 points in the first half. She added 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Alisha Mason led Co-Lin on the backboards with 7 rebounds. Playmaker Reisha Bullock dished out 3 assists.
Dominque Davis led the Lady Dolphins with 9 points, including 3 3-pointers.

Wolves 80, Dolphins 54

The Dolphins kept it close in the first half pulling within 2 at the 12:09 mark in the first half, but that’s as close as they would get as the Wolves led 41-29 at halftime.
Co-Lin went on a 16-0 run to start the second half to go up 57-29. Delgado finally got on the board when Ricardo Porter hit 2 free throws at the 13:22 mark.
“We are where I want us to be in terms of understanding the game at both ends,” said Coach Sims. “Defensively in the second half we made things happen and got some easy baskets.”
The Wolves shot 63 percent from the field. Hutchin went 9-11 from the field, 5-6 from the behind the 3-point arc. Freshman Lawanski Newsome followed Hutchin with 16 points. Sophomore Greg Truvillion had a double-double chipping in 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
Leading Delgado was Troy Bertrand with 13 points.
Co-Lin travels to Booneville Saturday to play Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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