Kilgore edges Panola 64-62

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Panola was unable to extend the team winning streak to 9, instead, falling at home 64-62 against Kilgore College on Saturday, Jan. 19.

After a back and forth first half, the Ponies were able to take a 28-23 lead into the locker room at half.

Panola started off hot in the second half, extending the lead to 40-30. But Kilgore came right back. With the score tied 62 all, Kilgore got the ball inside and got a dunk to put them up two with 45 seconds left to play. Panola turned the ball over on the ensuing possession. Kilgore then missed two free throws to give the Ponies one last shot. Lenell Henry’s six-footer bounced off the rim as time expired.

The Ponies were led by Tylan Dean and Tariq Simmons who both had 11 points. Jeff Boyd added 10.

The loss drops the Ponies to 16-4 (6-2 in Region XIV). They return to action Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Trinity Valley.

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