MGCCC shoots lights out at William Carey

MGCCC shoots lights out at William Carey

Mississippi Gulf Coast shot nearly 73 percent from 3-point range on the way to blowing out William Carey's JV team 119-63 on Thursday in Hattiesburg.


Zach Parker and Davion Cole-Johnson led the way with 19 points, with four other Bulldogs scoring in double digits in the team's regular-season opener.


"We played a team we should have beaten fairly easily, and we did that," Gulf Coast coach Wendell Weathers said. "I thought that we stayed within ourselves pretty well for the entire game. The way that game was, it would have been easy to get out of that. I thought we maintained our discipline throughout, for the most part."


Tedrian Brisco (6-5, 195, So., Porter's Chapel/Vicksburg) and Jaylen Peters (6-3, 194, Fr., Pass Christian/Pass Christian) added 12 points, with Stacee St. Julian adding 11 points and six assists and Harvey Smart (6-3, 167, So., West Harrison/Gulfport) chipping in 10 points.


Jalen Lett (6-4, 170, Fr., St. Martin/St. Martin) had 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs.


Gulf Coast made 16 of 22 shots from behind the arc. The Bulldogs expect to be good from long range, but Weathers isn't expecting 72.7 percent to be a regular occurrence.


"We can't do that in the gym by ourselves," Weathers said. "That's being said, we've got guys who are capable of shooting the ball 40, 42 percent any day. We've got three or four guys capable of doing that."


The Bulldogs starters made 25 of 33 shots they took, from the field nearly 76 percent. No starter played more than 23 minutes. Parker (6-2, 185, So., Biloxi/Biloxi) made 5 of 6 of his 3-point attempts, and Cole-Johnson (6-4, 210, So., Pike/Glen Ellyn, Ill.) was 7-for-9 from the field.


Gulf Coast returns to action Monday when they travel to Mobile to play Bishop State. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs' first home game is Nov. 17, also against Bishop State.


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