Lady Wolves roll past East Central with strong second half

Lady Wolves roll past East Central with strong second half

WESSON – The Lady Wolves put on a shooting clinic Monday night as Co-Lin coasted past East Central 87-71. The MACJC South Division victory moves the Lady Wolves to 16-3 on the year and 9-2 in the division. Co-Lin faces rival Southwest Thursday, Feb. 16 as the Lady Wolves travel to Summit. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Listen to the action live at or WMJU 104.3 FM.

"I'd have to say we shot the ball pretty well," said coach Gwyn Young. "In the third quarter we ran our offense really well…we executed and made shots."

The Lady Wolves looked fantastic in the opening minutes with great ball movement and a 7-0 run. Co-Lin extended that lead to nine with just 2:16 remaining in the first quarter, East Central responded strongly with a 10-run of their own to end the quarter.

The Lady Warriors carried that momentum into the second quarter as they pulled away to a four-point lead with 7:45 remaining in the half. Co-Lin battled back and regained the lead just three minutes later after sophomore Tenazhia Hinkson netted a three pointer. The Lady Wolves continued to pull away and took a nine-point lead to the locker room.

In the third, the Lady Wolves put on their best offensive performance of the season. Co-Lin went an astonishing 12-for-12 from the floor and scored 25 points in the quarter. The perfect shooting performance gave the Lady Wolves a 17-point lead going into the fourth quarter. That lead was too much for East Central as Co-Lin coasted to victory as the Lady Wolves continued to find the basket.  

Alexus Holt and Brittany Rose led the Lady Wolves in scoring as they both finished the contest with 18 pouts. Holt added five rebounds, while Rose led the team with eight assists. Karry Callahan added a double-double after scoring 14 and grabbing 10 boards. Hinkson finished with 13 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while Diamond Smith rounded out the top scorers with 11 points.

Curtisha Coleman led the Lady Warriors with 19 points and seven rebounds. Autumn Taylor added 18 points, while Shantavis Hughes came off the bench to score 12.

Co-Lin shot lights out throughout the game and finished shooting 61 percent (39-for-64) from the field, 50 percent (3-for-6) from three-point range, and 60 percent (6-of-10) from the free throw line. The Lady Wolves brought down 39 rebounds. East Central shot 40 percent (21-for-52) from the field, 41 percent (9-for-22) from three-point range, and 80 percent (20-for-25) from the foul line. The Lady Warriors posted 21 rebounds.