Impressive shooting lifts Co-Lin over William Carey JV

Impressive shooting lifts Co-Lin over William Carey JV

WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves moved to 4-0 on the year with a 112-84 win over William Carey JV in Wesson on Monday night. Co-Lin had the hot hand all night as the Wolves never trailed throughout the contest. Co-Lin shot 62 percent from the floor and an impressive 50 percent, 11-for-22, from three point range. The scoring was spread throughout the team as seven Co-Lin players scored in double digits.

"We got to play a lot of guys and give everybody some minutes," said head coach Kenny Bizot. "I like to see this balance, and I hope we can continue to come together and get better."

The Wolves once again jumped out to a hot start and led 8-0 within the first two minutes. William Carey quickly bounced back and held the Wolves to just five points over the next seven minutes of play. The sudden defense allowed the Crusaders to cut into Co-Lin's lead, and midway through the opening half the Wolves led by just one.

Co-Lin, led by Anthony Jones and Damarius Brooks, pulled away once again in the final minutes of the first half. The Wolves took advantage of trips to the free throw line and led 46-32 at the half.

A 12-4 run to open the second half gave Co-Lin a 19 point advantage and pulled the game nearly out of reach for the Crusaders. The Wolves continued to hit shots from the perimeter throughout the second half and stretched the lead to 99-63 with less than five minutes remaining. William Carey made several desperation threes late in the game, but the baskets were too little too late.

Jones, a sophomore from Wesson, Miss., led Co-Lin with 20 points and seven rebounds. Brooks, a freshman from Brookhaven, Miss., finished with 18 points and two assists. Jonathan Floyd netted 15 points and had five assists from his point guard position, and Xavier Heidelberg came off the bench and scored 13 while dishing out five assists. Youry White, Miles Daniels, and Lazorian McNulty rounded Co-Lin's other double-digit scorers with 12, 11, and 10 points respectively. White also hauled in four rebounds.

Quindarien McCullum led William Carey with 23 points and four rebounds. Javonte McDavid added another 19, while Bryan Johnson scored 17.

Co-Lin shot a blistering 62 percent (36-for-58) from the field, 50 percent (11-for-22) from the three-point line, and 81 percent (29-for-36) from the foul stripe. The Crusaders shot 44 percent (26-for-59) from the field, 40 percent (10-for-25) from beyond the arc, and 69 percent (22-for-32) from the free throw line.

The Wolves are back in action Saturday, November 18 at 4 p.m. as Co-Lin travels to New Orleans, La. to take on the Delgado Community College Dolphins.