PORT ARTHUR —
Lance Madison, who led the Lamar State College-Port Arthur men’s basketball program this past season, has accepted a two-year contract extension to continue leading the Seahawks.
Madison coached his first season at LSC-PA for the 2012-13 campaign, leading the Seahawks to a 20-10 regular-season record and a berth to the NJCAA Region XIV tournament.
“Coach Madison has done an excellent job here at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, not only fielding a competitive team but also by working with the student-athletes to allow them to reach their academic goals,” said Athletic Director Scott Street. “Last semester six student-athletes achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better. He and his team have also been active in community service. He has laid a great foundation for continued success and I am pleased with his leadership of the basketball program.”
Said Madison: “The first season was a success in my eyes because of the level of individual and team growth that occurred. That growth helped our program develop, the young men on the team mature, and our team improve throughout the season. I'm proud of the accomplishments we made as a team this season, and I look forward to a long and successful tenure here at Lamar State College-Port Arthur.”
During his first year at Lamar State-Port Arthur, Madison’s Seahawks set several new school records and for the first time at the college, finished with a player at the top of a national statistical category.
This past season, the Seahawks set team single-season records for total points scored, highest victory margin in a game, longest win streak, longest home win streak, best season start, best season offensive average and best free throw percentage.
Sophomore Ty Allen set a new scoring record with 541 points in 27 games, also earning the top spot in Region XIV with 345 points for the year. Allen set new school marks for double-digit games with 24, high-point games with 18, and per-game scoring average at 20.0 ppg.