Panola men defeat 14th ranked Tyler, fall to Kilgore
Carthage, Texas ? The Panola College men?s basketball team split this week in Region 14 play. They defeated 14th ranked Tyler Junior College on Wednesday and lost to Kilgore College on Saturday. ?The Tyler win was one of the biggest home wins we have ever had.? Head Coach Grant McMillan stated. ?I was disappointed in our overall performance in Saturday. We just have to be better.? He added.
On Wednesday, Panola started out slow falling down 10-3 before taking control the rest of the half. They found themselves up 34-26 at halftime. Panola maintained their lead entire second half. Tyler came within three points with just under 8:00 minutes remaining before Juwan Williams hit back-to-back three points while being fouled. Panola won 88-75.
Saturday, the Ponies found themselves down 12-7 early and never got any closer. Kilgore gradually increased their lead the rest of the half taking a 38-27 lead. Panola scored the first two points of the second half but Kilgore kept a stronghold on the lead the rest of the game taking the 80-60 victory.
Panola hosts Bossier Parish Community College this upcoming Wednesday for sophomore night. Panola?s seven sophomores will be honored before the opening 7:30 tip.