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Wolf Pack Earn First Conference Win


GOODMAN – The Co-Lin Men’s Basketball team took to the road to face off against Holmes in conference action on Monday, January 10. The Wolf Pack beat the Bulldogs, 73-68, despite having just seven players available for the game and earned their first conference win of the 2021-22 season.


The Wolves never trailed in the contest jumping out to an early lead in the first half and growing that to as much as 12 points throughout the contest. The Wolf Pack led the Bulldogs by eight points, 32-24, going into the locker rooms at halftime.


The second half saw the Bulldogs fight and claw their way back and bringing the game to a tie late in the half. However, the Wolves never gave up the lead and closed out the game with a strong run despite the Bulldogs outscoring the Wolves, 44-41, in the second half to earn the 73-68 win.


Freshman guard Lerenzo Fort III (Jackson) led the way for the Wolves offensively throughout the contest. Trey led all scorers with 22 points along with five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Sophomore forward AJ Warnsley (Byram) had a tremendous night rebounding for the Wolves and kept the Bulldogs from getting second-chance scoring opportunities throughout the night. Warnslet led all players with 18 rebounds along with nine points, one assist, two steals, and two blocks.


The Wolf Pack also benefitted from three double-digit scoring nights from sophomore guards Jordan Marshall (Raymond), Kedarius Stampley (Fayette), and Cameron Butler as they scored 13, 12, and 11 points respectively. Marshall and Butler shared the team lead in assists with five, while Butler and Stampley added six rebounds apiece and Marshall had four rebounds during the contest while Stampley also added one block.


Sophomore center Robert Finklea (Biloxi) added four points with two rebounds and one block, while sophomore guard Jemario Hersey added two points and three rebounds to round out the scoring for Co-Lin.


The Wolves improve to 4-6 overall and 1-1 in conference play and will return playing host to nationally ranked (14th) Jones College on Thursday, January 13. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m., at Mullen Gym. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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