Panola Ponies Defeat Louisiana Christian to Open the Season
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Carthage, TX – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Louisiana Christian, 105-88 Saturday night. The Ponies begin the season 1-0. “It was good to finally get to play a real game.” Stated Head Coach Grant McMillan. “It was a total team effort. There are a lot of positives and along with some negatives we can take away from the game. We have to build as a group and get better.” He added.
Louisiana Christian started the game on a 6-0 run with back to back threes. Panola took a 7-6 lead on a monster dunk by Marlon Taylor. The Ponies regained the lead at 11-10 and never looked back. Panola led 50-38 at half time and extended their lead to as much as 23 in the second half.
Five players scored in doubles figures and where paced by TJ Killings 19 points. Keith Hayes netted 15 points and Marlon Taylor recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Eric McGill and Devyn Wilson finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively. As a team, Panola dished out 27 assists and recorded 52 rebounds.
Panola will next be in action on Monday when they host Houston Community College. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM at Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.