CLINTON --- The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs' season came to a close here Friday afternoon after falling 64-54 to the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves in the semi-finals of the NJCAA Region XXIII Tournament at Mississippi College.
The Lady Bulldogs ended the season at 18-8 overall.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead early in the contest before the Lady Wolves got a 5-4 lead. Holmes then went back up later 6-5 on a bucket from Cortrice Golden. Co-Lin then went back up 9-8 before a three-pointer by Golden put the Lady Bulldogs up 11-9. Co-Lin hit a shot at the buzzer at the end of the first period to go up 16-15.
A three-pointer by Co-Lin with five minutes to play before halftime but the Lady Wolves up by four at 25-21. The Lady Bulldogs cut the lead to 27-25 at halftime. Co-Lin led by as much as nine in the third period before the lead was cut to 47-40 at the end of the third period.
Aja Williams hit two free throws with 7:05 to play in the game to cut the lead to five points at 50-45 before Co-Lin pulled away at the end to win by 10 points, 64-54. The Lady Wolves had a 13-point lead in the fourth.
Holmes shot 39.3 percent from the floor, 22.2 percent from the three-point line and 61.5 percent from the free-throw line. The Lady Bulldogs committed 16 turnovers and Co-Lin had 13.
Photos by Lee Adams, JucoWeekly