Bossier City, LA – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated
Bossier Parish Community College here Saturday night, 89-73. With the win
the Ponies finish the regular season with a 22-8 record and 13-6 record in
Region XIV play. Panola earned the number three overall seed and a first
round bye in next week’s Region XIV conference tournament. “Our guys just
found a way to finish today.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. “It was
good to see a variety of guys fly.” He added.
Panola used a steady first half attack to build a 42-33 lead. The Ponies
gradually extended their lead to 19 points in the second half before taking
the 16 point victory.
Five separate Ponies scored in double figures led by Devyn Wilson
(Brooklyn, New York) with 21 points. Wilson came off the bench and netted
four, three pointers in the first half. Chan Williams-Bey (Hartford,
Connecticut) Charles Tucker (Lansing, Michigan) and Tope Arikawe (Nigeria)
all netted 11 points. Jonathan Wiley recorded a double-double with 11
points and chasing down 14 rebounds. As a team, Panola shot 49 percent from
Panola will next be in action at the Region XIV conference tournament.
After earning a first round bye, Panola will play at 8:00 PM this upcoming
Thursday, March 3rd at Angelina College. The Ponies will play the winner of
the Jacksonville College and Tyler Junior College matchup which will take
place this upcoming Tuesday.