WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves picked up their seventh win of the season Thursday night as Co-Lin rolled passed Coahoma Community College 93-63. The Wolves are now 7-0 on the year heading into a huge MACJC South Division matchup with Jones County Junior College on Monday, December 4 at 8 p.m. in Wesson.
"I'm really pleased with where we are, Coahoma is a good basketball team, and I just think we played really well tonight," said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. "Youry White dominated the boards for us, and when you win the rebounds it just gets your offense going…we also just create so much good offense with our guards."
Action was back-and-forth early in the first half as Co-Lin led by just one, 8-7, five minutes into the game. The Wolves fired off several short runs midway through the half and led by as many as 15 with five minutes remaining. The Wolves dominated defensively in the opening half as they held to Coahoma to just 26 points, and took a 42-26 lead into the locker room.
In the second the Tigers battled back by hitting some shots, but the Wolves traded baskets and prevented Coahoma getting back into contention. The Wolves slowly stretched their lead throughout the second half with three-point plays, solid perimeter shooting, and by winning rebounds on the defensive end of the floor.
Anthony Jones, a sophomore from Wesson, Miss., led Co-Lin with 18 points. Youry White, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, La., added 17 points, Lazorian McNulty, a freshman from Brookhaven, Miss. netted 16 points, and Jonathan Floyd, a sophomore from Gulfport, Miss., and Damarius Brooks, a freshman from Brookhaven, Miss., added 13 each to round out the Wolves leading scorers. White led the Wolves in rebounds with a career high 21. McNulty posted a team high five assists and three steals.
Tarquise Harris led Coahoma with 15 points, while DeQuan Morris added another 12. Morris also led the Tigers on the boards with six rebounds.
Co-Lin shot 52 percent (32-for-62) from the field, 53 percent (9-for-17) from the three-point line, and 74 percent (20-for-27) from the foul stripe. The Tigers shot 32 percent (24-for-76) from the field, 20 percent (5-for-25) from beyond the arc, and 63 percent (10-for-16) from the free throw line.
The Wolves are back in action Monday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. as Co-Lin hosts Jones County Junior College in Mullen Gymnasium. Watch the action live at colinathletics.com or listen live WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.