Panola found themselves in a hole that they could not dig out of Saturday afternoon, falling at Tyler 84-62. Tyler came out blistering hot and were leading 44-31 at half. Panola would never cut the lead in the second and ended up falling 84-62. The Ponies were led by Tylan Dean, who had 19 points and 8 rebounds. Tariq Simmons also finished in double digits adding 12 points.
With the loss, Panola drops to 18-5 (8-3 Region XIV) and is now in a three way tie for first in Region XIV along with Tyler and Navarro. The Ponies will be back in action for a marquee home matchup vs Navarro this Wednesday. Tip is at 7:30 pm.
Earlier in the week, Panola shook off a slow start and came back to beat Bossier Parish 76-60 at home Wednesday night. Panola got behind early but was able to take a 36-29 lead in at halftime. After another slow start to the second half, the Ponies found themselves down 49-48 with just over 9 minutes to play. It was all Ponies from there on out. Panola outscored Bossier 28-11 to finish the game. Tylan Dean led the way for the Ponies with 17 points and 4 rebounds. Lenell Henry added 14 points and 9 rebounds. Kamari Brown, Tariq Simmons, and Franklyn Penn all added double digits with 14, 13, and 10.