December 4, 2017 Pasadena, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team lost to San Jacino-Central here this evening, 69-67. The loss drops the Ponies record to 6-5 and 0-2 in Region 14 play. “We had our chance to win on the road. In San Jac’s program history, not a lot of teams can say that.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “Again, adversity is hitting us head on right now. But I know we have a chance to do special things this year.” He added
Panola came out slow trailing by as much as 11 in the first half, 23-12. A gradual climb to end the half saw a 41 all halftime score. A seesaw second half saw both teams lead by as much as five points. Down one with 28 seconds to go, Jeremy Roscoe missed a layup to take the lead. Forced to foul, San Jac only made one of two freethrows with 8.2 seconds remaining. Marlon Taylor got a three point shot off as the buzzer sounded but it was off the mark.
Taylor scored a game high 23 points in the loss. Juwan Williams and Alex Holcombe both scored in double figures netting 10 apiece. Panola shot 43 percent from the three point line as a team and out rebounded San Jac 40-36.
Panola host Costal Bend this upcoming Saturday, December 9th. This is their final game before the Holiday break. Tip-off is set for 4:00 PM on the campus of Panola College.
Submitted by Adam Blaylock