February 12, 2018 Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated 18th ranked Paris Junior College this past Wednesday and Navarro College over the weekend. With the two wins, Panola elevates their conference record to 9-5 and overall record to 16-8. “This was two good wins for our ball team. On Wednesday we never gave up and on Saturday we executed really well all game long.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated.
On Wednesday, both Paris and Panola came out scorching hot from the field as Paris took a 47-45 halftime lead. Paris gradually took control in the second half taking a 10 point lead 73-63 with just under 7:00 minutes remaining. Panola chipped away and took a 82-81 lead with 1:15 remaining on a Marlon Taylor three-pointer. A Shandon Goldman dunk with 30 seconds remaining all but sealed the victory as Panola won 87-83.
Against Navarro, Panola held a steady lead most of the half taking a 37-34 halftime lead. Navarro tied the ball game up at 41 before eight straight points by TJ Killings helped separate Panola lead midway through the second half. Panola gradually increased the lead the rest of the way to the 87-83 victory.
Submitted by Adam Blaylock