Bobcats rout Co-Lin, 92-72; No. 8 Lady Wolves triumph

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-01-24 21:44:48

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

WESSON – It was an impressive performance for the Jones County Junior College Bobcats here Monday night at Mullins Gymnasium.

JCJC bolted to a 51-15 halftime lead and went on to whip the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves, 92-72. The Bobcats are now 8-8 overall and 4-2 in the MACJC South Division. Co-Lin falls to 6-8 and 2-3.

In the women’s game, it was a showdown for first place in the division and the No. 8-ranked Lady Wolves came out on top. Co-Lin held the Lady Bobcats scoreless for the final 6:35 of the first half and went on to post a 77-56 victory.

Co-Lin improves to 13-1 overall, 5-0 in league play. JCJC drops to 12-4 and 5-1.

The Bobcats continue division road action on Thursday with a trip to Hinds Community College in Utica. The women’s game will tipoff at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 8 p.m.

The games will be broadcast live (audio only) on www.jcjc.tv with Lance Pittman and Mark Easley on the call. Airtime is 5:55 p.m.

Co-Lin heads to Southwest on Thursday and will visit Hinds on Saturday in games that were postponed earlier in the month by inclement weather.

Bobcats 92, Wolves 72

The issue was never in doubt from the start as JCJC scored the game’s first seven points and never looked back.

An Albert Peterson 3-pointer from the left wing put the Bobcats up 14-2 with 15:10 left in the first half. A Brandon Givens’ layup gave JCJC a 21-4 lead with 12:35 left and forced Co-Lin to call timeout for the third time in the first 7:25 of the game.

The Wolves cut the lead to 23-11 with 9:08 showing when Jake Reed hit a 3-pointer. But the Bobcats responded with an 11-0 run and went up 34-11 with 6:44 showing on a Givens’ bucket. Leading 34-13, JCJC scored 11 straight points and went up 45-13 with 2:11 left on a Peterson putback.

The Bobcats would lead by 36 at the half and would hold a remarkable 31-8 advantage on the boards. In the first half, JCJC made 21-of-36 shots from the floor for 58.3 percent, while Co-Lin was 5-of-29 for just 17.2 percent.

In the second half, the Bobcats took a 70-35 lead with 11:05 remaining when Andrew Marshall made a 3-pointer. A pair of Kelvin Nixon free throws gave JCJC an 84-60 lead with 3:40 to play.

Reed’s 3-pointer with 23.4 seconds left was the final bucket of the game and got the Wolves as close as they would get in the second half.

JCJC was 38-of-67 from the floor for 56.7 percent. Co-Lin shot much better in the second half and finished 28-of-61 from the floor for 45.9 percent.

Nixon paced the Bobcats with 24 points, while Givens and Kadeem Fleming added 12 each. Peterson had 10 rebounds to go with nine points and Derrious Gilmore had seven assists.

Marcus Hooten had 20 for Co-Lin. Ernest Wafer added 19 and Antonio Holmes added 15.

The Bobcats outrebounded Co-Lin, 43-21.

Lady Wolves 77, Lady Bobcats 56

JCJC took a 5-2 lead with 17:21 left when Alondra Rivers hit a free throw. Co-Lin went up 6-5 with 15:26 showing when Sedreka Plummer scored off a putback. That would be the last lead for the next 10 minutes for Co-Lin.

The Lady Bobcats would take a 16-12 lead with 11:32 left in the half when Tanecka Carey hit a 3-pointer from the right corner. JCJC would lead 21-16 when Mechel’Le Thomas connected on a 3-pointer from the left corner.

Thomas then hit an 8-footer in the lane to put JCJC ahead 23-18 with 6:35 left, but that would be their final points of the half. Kiara Etienne’s 3-pointer from the left wing put Co-Lin in front 25-23 with 5:26 remaining.

Two Brandi Simmons’ free throws with 2:45 left gave the Lady Wolves a 29-23 lead and that would be the score at halftime.

Co-Lin continued the momentum to start the second half, scoring the half’s first seven points. An 18-footer by Etienne gave the Lady Wolves a 36-23 lead with 18:23 left in the game.

Alecia Autman’s bucket with 18:08 left finally broke the scoring drought for Jones. That was the first basket in 8:27 of play for JCJC and made the score 38-25.

The Lady Wolves would then go on a 15-7 run and take their longest lead until the end of the game at 53-32 with 11:10 remaining when Paige Webster hit a layup.

The Lady Bobcats would then have a 10-0 run and get within 53-42 with 9:19 remaining when Carey hit a 3-pointer from the right corner. However, that would be as close as they would get.

Another Carey trey pulled Jones within 69-56 with 2:44 left, but that would be their final points of the evening.

Carey, a Southern Miss signee, had a ‘double double’ with 14 point and 10 rebounds. She also led the team with seven assists. Rivers added 12 points and five rebounds.

Etienne led Co-Lin with 27 points. Webster added 13, while Plummer and Simmons had 11 each. Simmons had eight rebounds to lead Co-Lin.

The Lady Wolves outrebounded JCJC, 37-30.

 

WOMEN

Co-Lin 77, Jones County 56

JONES COUNTY (12-4 overall, 5-1 South Division) – Tanecka Carey 14, Alondra Rivers 12, Alecia Autman 9, Mechel’Le Thomas 9, Lauren Douglas 4, Elyssa McKenzie 4, Tierro Frost 2, Kierro Frost 2, Kianna Harris 0, Sharnay Mills 0.

CO-LIN (13-1 overall, 5-0 South Division) – Kiara Etienne 27, Paige Webster 13, Sedreka Plummer 11, Brandi Simmons 11, Shelby Ann Davis 6, Keosha Bradley 5, Kristin Newsome 2, Alexus Stirgus 2, JaQuandra Williams 0.

Halftime: 29-23, Jones County.

 

MEN

Jones County 92, Co-Lin 72

JONES COUNTY (8-8 overall, 4-2 South Division) – Kelvin Nixon 24, Brandon Givens 12, Kadeem Fleming 12, Derrious Gilmore 9, Andrew Marshall 9, Rico Rankins 9 Albert Peterson 9, Torrey Brown 6, Kenyada Wallace 2, Glen Collins 0.

CO-LIN (6-8 overall, 2-3 South Division) – Marcus Hooten 20, Ernest Wafer 19, Antonio Holmes 15, Jamaal McCoy 8, Jake Reed 6, Chris Miller 2, Kelli Puckett 2, Maurice Williams 0.

Halftime: 51-15, Jones County.

 

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