Gulf Coast men lose in final seconds

photo  MGCCC Athletics
photo MGCCC Athletics

The Mississippi Gulf Coast men went to Wesson on Monday and led for large chunks of the game, but Copiah-Lincoln's over-the-head layup with 8.5 seconds gave the Wolves a 77-76 win.


Jayden McCorvey's free throw with 25.9 seconds left had given the Bulldogs a one-point lead, but a strong defensive recovery wound up with a missed shot landing back with Co-Lin and an awkward shot in the lane.


Melvion Flanagan (Fr., Alexandria La./Peabody), who led Gulf Coast with 21 points, missed a winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.


Anthony Ratliff (So., Jackson/Terry) and Rodrique Massenat (So., Trenton N.J./Trenton Catholic) had 14 points each, and Carr Thiam (Fr., Tampa Fla./Wharton) added 10. Damien Wheaton (So., Bay Springs/Bay Springs) led Gulf Coast with six rebounds.


The Bulldogs (2-2/1-2 MACCC South) had seven more rebounds than the Wolves (2-2/1-2), and Gulf Coast bounced back from a poor shooting effort against Meridian to make more than half its field goals. The Bulldogs shot 42.1 percent from the 3-point line and made 20-of-24 free throws.


Gulf Coast led by as many as 12 late in the first half and was up 39-31 at halftime. In a game with seven ties and eight lead changes, Co-Lin never had a cushion bigger than three.


The Bulldogs return to action Thursday at Perk. Hinds visits the Weathers-Wentzell Center at 6 p.m.


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By: Don Hammack
Sports Information Director
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College