Harris Explodes for 20-20 Night as Rangers Top Wolves 97-85
November 16, 2012By Kevin Maloney of NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SENATOBIA – In one of the best individual performances in recent years Thursday night at Howard Coliseum, sophomore Domonique Harris exploded for 33 points, 20 rebounds, seven steals and three assists off the bench as the Rangers topped Copiah-Lincoln, 97-85. | Final Stats
Northwest bounced back nicely from its first regular season home loss in 36 games under Bubba Skelton on Nov. 8 against Hinds and defeated Co-Lin for the second time in four days to improve to 4-2. The Wolves fell to 1-4 on the young season.
Harris became just the seventh Ranger in school history with a 20-20 game and the first since Lamar Sanders back on March 2, 2004 against Jones County.
In a back-and-forth game that featured 13 lead changes and 11 ties, La'Barron Collins' layup at the 14:21-mark of the second half gave Northwest the lead for good.
Dajon Reno's steal and 3-pointer at the other end helped jumpstart a 20-8 run for the Rangers and give them a 74-63 lead with 9:58 left in regulation.
As they did the whole game, Co-Lin continued to close the gap with free throws and pulled the lead back within three, 75-72, with a 9-1 run.
Ten points from Harris in a 1:35 span quickly pushed the lead back out to double figures, and Jordan Hulsey's dunk from Kenyatta Jones put the finishing touches on a big night.
Northwest improved to 15-3 in its last 18 games when scoring 90 or more.
The Rangers outscored the Co-Lin bench 69-34 on the night and won the rebounding edge 53-33. Co-Lin hit 36-of-44 free throws (82 percent) while Northwest was 22-of-34 for 65 percent.
Northwest used 11 points off the bench from Reno, 10 from Charles Eaton, eight from Collins, five from Rashon Coleman and two from Bernard Jones in addition to Harris' 33 on 12-of-21 aim.
Co-Lin was paced by 26 points from Tim Harrison, 15 from Terrence James and 14 from Joseph Cunningham. James also added a team-high seven rebounds before fouling out with 7:11 to play.
Northwest will return to Howard Coliseum on Thursday, Nov. 29 against Coahoma at 7 p.m.
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