Carthage, Texas - The Panola College men?s basketball team defeated Lone Star College-Tomball here Tuesday Night, 101-63. With the victory the Ponies raise their record to 4-2. "We were a little slow out of the gates. We finally got rolling to begin the second half." stated assistant coach Adam Blaylock. "I thought we had tremendous bench play tonight." He added.
Panola got out to a quick start taking a 16-6 lead on a TJ Killings layup. The Ponies maintained their double-digit lead the rest of the half but could never increase their lead more than 16 points. They took a 46-32 halftime lead. The Ponies went on a 17-3 run midway through the second to increase their lead to 27 points and never looked back. All 13 players that suited up saw minutes.
Four players scored in double figures and where led by Devyn Wilson who netted 15. Marlon Taylor and Tope Arikawe were red hot from the field as they combined for 26 points on 13 of 15 shooting. TJ Killings came off the bench and tallied 11 points. Bryson Lockley led the way with eight rebounds. As a team, Panola had a season high in assists with 31.
Panola will next be in action this upcoming Thursday when they host Louisiana College. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.