Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
Angelina College here Monday night, 88-78. The win raises their record to
10-5 and 3-2 in Region 14 play. “This was a back and fourth game where our
guys stayed composed to make plays down the stretch.” Head Coach Grant
McMillan stated. “Our guys are starting to really buy in and trust each
other. It’s fun to watch.” He added.
In a seesaw battle to begin the game, Angelina took its biggest lead of the
game 28-20 with 9:52 remaining in the first half. Panola closed the frame
on a 22-13 run to take a 42-41 halftime lead. Both teams went back and
forth most of the second half and found themselves all knotted up at 76
with 2:54 remaining in the game. A Marlon Taylor three-pointer and
back-to-back layups by Shandon Goldman sparked a Panola 12-2 run to finish
the game and give the Ponies the victory
Taylor came off the bench and scored 22 points and chased down 10 rebounds.
Goldman also scored in double figures adding 18. Jeremy Roscoe tallied 12
points and TJ Killings rounded out the double figure scorers with 10. Alex
Holombe swatted five shots in the victory. The Ponies went 17-19 from the
free throw line for the game.
Panola continues Region 14 play this upcoming Thursday, January 11th when
they head to Jacksonville, Texas to take on Jacksonville College. Tip-off
is set for 7:00 PM on the campus of Jacksonville College.