Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Navarro
College here Wednesday night, 82-77. The victory propels the Ponies record
to 21-8 and 12-6 in Region XIV. “This was a tremendous overall effort.”
Said Head Coach Grant McMillan. “This was such a back and forth battle and
our guys just flew around and made countless plays.” He added.
In a seesaw battle, Panola found themselves with the lead 37-29 at
halftime. Both teams traded buckets to start the second half, before
Navarro clawed their way to take a seven point second half lead with under
10:00 minutes remaining in the game. Panola tied the ball game on a Charles
Tucker (Lansing, Michigan) three pointer with just under four minutes
remaining. The Ponies didn’t trail the rest of the way.
Tucker led the way offensively for Panola netting 20 points. Jonathan Wiley
(Houston, Texas) came off the bench and scored 18 points. Chan Williams-Bey
(Hartford, Connecticut) tallied 14 points in the victory. Tope Arikawe
(Nigeria) and James Suber (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) combined for 17
rebounds. For the game, the Ponies netted 10 three pointers.
Panola will head to Bossier Parish Community College for their final
regular season game this upcoming Saturday, February 27th. Tip-off is set
for 4:00 PM.