Ponies bow out of region tourney
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The Panola Ponies saw their season end against Kilgore in the Region XIV Tournament game at Wagstaff Gym on the Tyler Junior College Campus Wednesday night, March 5.
With 22 seconds left to play, the Panola Ponies tied the game at 71 against Kilgore College with a three-pointer by Brandon Herman. But the Ponies season ended when a Kilgore player made a layup with just 7 seconds left to pull ahead by 2. Final score: Kilgore 73, Panola 71.
The lead changed hands throughout the game with the Ponies putting on one of their best performances of the season, snagging rebounds and connecting on free throws to keep adding points to the score.
Herman scored 26 total points, 24 of them in the second half. Brendt Pickens scored 19 and Malik Fields added 11 for the Ponies.
Ponies adding to the outstanding effort included Rickey Roberts, Geru Mabrey, Josh Morris, Insa Kaba and Stefan Bangelav. Other Ponies 2013-14 team members include Patrick Branch, Fallou Bethily, Dante Lewis, Yuri Howard and Brandon Douglas. Head Coach Junsie Cotten is assisted by Assistant Coach Jake White.