Taller Gulf Coast prepares for Co-Lin

Taller Gulf Coast prepares for Co-Lin

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast will try to improve to 2-0 in division when the Bulldogs travel Thursday to play Copiah-Lincoln.

Gulf Coast will have a distinct height advantage against the Wolves, who start four guards 6-foot-2 and under. The test will be whether tall can stop quick. 

Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The game will be streamed at https://www.colinathletics.com/general/live_stream.

Records

  • MGCCC: 7-3/1-0, T-1st MACJC South
  • Copiah-Lincoln: 7-1/0-1, T-5th MACJC South 


Last Time Out

  • MGCCC had another stellar defensive effort, beating Bishop State 83-47 in Perkinston. Willie Logan (So., Brookhaven/Northwest Rankin)  had 19 points, and Colby Cooke (Fr., Laurel /Laurel) had a double-double off the bench (10 points, 11 rebounds).

  • Co-Lin lost 89-78 at home to Southern Arkansas University Tech. Xavier Heidelberg had 15 points and six assists. 


Previous Meeting

The Wolves shot nearly 53 percent from the field to defeat the Bulldogs 97-88 in Wesson on Feb. 5. Co-Lin swept the series last season.

Quotable

"One of the big keys tomorrow night is making these guys pay 5-on-5. They're small, but they're very, very quick. They get the ball up and down the floor very quickly and attack the rim. If we're going to be successful, we have to slow that down and stop that." – Coach Wendell Weathers.

Notes

  • Gulf Coast's DaJuan Moorer (So., Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic) is tied for 11th in the nation with 4.1 offensive rebounds per game.

  • The Bulldogs' LaRaymond Spivery (So., Lucedale /George County) is tied for 20th in the NJCAA with 2.7 steals per game.

  • MGCCC allows 60.9 points per game, third-best in the country.


Three Ahead

  • Monday, at Southwest, 7:15 p.m., Summit

  • Jan. 17, vs. Meridian, 7:30 p.m., Perkinston

  • Jan. 22, vs. Pearl River, 7:30 p.m., Perkinston


 

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