Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Central
Baptist JV here this evening, 121-54. With the win, Panola elevated their
record to 8-5. “This was a good tune-up before hitting region play.” Head
Coach Grant McMillan stated. “We can be really good when we execute a game
plan.” He added.
Panola started off hot from the field as TJ Killings hit three straight
three-point attempts to start the game. The Ponies gradually pulled away in
the first half taking a 58-35 halftime lead. With the whole squad
contributing, Panola used stout second half defense to hold Central Baptist
to just 18 second half points. The 121 points are the most scored this
season by Panola.
Six players scored in double figures and were led by Killings 18 points.
Marlon Taylor and Jeffrey Boyd came off the bench and chipped in with 17
and 15 points, respectively. Juwan Williams, Jibril Harris, and Alex
Holcombe also scored in double-figures. Jeremy Roscoe had a season high 11
assists. As a team, Panola chased down 61 rebounds.
Panola heads to Beaumont, Texas this upcoming Friday to take on Lamar
State-Port Arthur in Region 14 play. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM on
the campus of Lamar State.