ELLISVILLE, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves finished out the 2018-2019 season with a 91-50 loss to Jones College on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Wolves to 11-12, 4-10 on the year and improved the Bobcats to 18-5, 12-2. The game wraps up the season for Co-Lin as the Wolves just missed out on a playoff bid.
"We played a really good basketball team tonight," said coach Kenny Bizot. "We played the best we could tonight, so I'm proud of our guys."
Jones took an early and commanding lead in the contest as their lead grew to 12, 15-3, in the first five minutes of play. Co-Lin battled throughout the first half and cut the lead down to 12, 25-13, midway through with a 5-0 run from Damarius Brooks, but the Bobcats started pouring in the baskets once again. At the break, Jones led by 27, 51-24.
The second half was much of the same. The Bobcats continued to knock down big shots, but the Wolves continued to fight hard, not allowing any basket to come easily. Late in the game, Co-Lin fired off a 6-2 run led by Cameron Woodall, but Jones won decisively 91-58.
Kenneth Rogers led Jones with 18 points after hitting a blistering 6-of-14 from three-point range. Winceton Edwards finished with 14, while Tirus Smith posted 13. Smith and David Gaines Jr. led the Bobcats with seven boards.
Co-Lin shot 32 percent (18-of-56) from the floor, 33 percent (8-of-24) from three-point range, and 67 percent (14-of-21) from the free throw line. The Bobcats shot 56 percent (36-of-64) from the floor, 40 percent (14-of-35) from downtown, and 63 percent (5-of-8) from the stripe. Jones outrebounded Co-Lin 38 to 36.