Panola went into Trinity Valley Wednesday and came away with an 84-65 victory. The Ponies were able to ride the hot hands of Josh Williams (27 points) 10-13, 6-7 from 3 and Kamari Brown (21 points) 9-11, 3-5 from 3 to the win. Panola would start out the game hot and lead 42-35 at half. In the second half the lead would only grow from there. Panola's defense held the Cardinals to only 36% from the floor and were able to hold their best player, Tyson Jolly who came in averaging close to 30 points per game, to 17 points.
The win moves the Ponies to 17-4 (7-2 Region XIV). At the halfway mark in conference play, they sit half a game behind 1st place Navarro. The Ponies will return to action at home on Wednesday, January 30 at 7 pm.