Hot shooting Navarro drops Panola men, 95-86

January 31, 2016 Corsicana, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team fell to Navarro College Saturday Night, 95-86. With the loss, the Ponies drop their record to 17-6 and 8-4 in region 14 play. “We just did not have a good enough defensive effort tonight.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “Our guys made some great plays offensively but giving up 95 points won’t get it done in this league.” He added.

In the first half, Panola found themselves down by double digits with 13 minutes to play but crawled their way back to trailing by three points at the 4:00 minute mark. A late surge by Navarro gave them a 42-35 halftime lead. Navarro went on a 10-3 run to start the half to extend their lead to 14 points. In a second half full of runs, Panola cut the Navarro lead to single digits on multiple occasions but could not get any closer than trailing by six points with 7:14 remaining in the game.

Four Ponies scored in double figures and were led by Tyonte Robertson (Cincinnati, Ohio) with 17 points.  Devyn Wilson (Brooklyn, New York) and Terry Holt (Nashville, Tennessee) came off the bench and combined for 31 points. Charles Tucker (Lansing, Michigan) recorded a double-double in the loss tallying 11 points and dishing out 10 assists. Navarro shot 44 percent from the three point line and 52 percent from the field for the game.

Panola will next be in action this upcoming Wednesday, February 3rd when they host Bossier Parish Community College. Tip-off is set for 7:30 PM at Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.

Adam Blaylock