Nederland boys shock Ozen
BEAUMONT — Bouncing back from a loss to the Panthers in the first half of district play, the Nederland boys basketball team beat Beaumont Ozen 50-45 in overtime Tuesday in District 20-4A play.
Nederland (23-8, 9-2) is now tied with Ozen in second place, a game behind district leader Beaumont Central (23-5, 10-1).
The Bulldogs were led by Zach English, who had 20 points while teammate Colton Weisbrod added 14.
Nederland will host Lumberton at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Nederland 50, Beaumont Ozen 45, OT
Ned 11 16 7 9 7 — 50
Ozen 10 8 11 14 2 — 45
Leading scorers: NED — Zach English 20, Colton Weisbrod 14.
Records: Nederland (23-8, 9-2); Ozen (17-10, 9-2).
Next: Nederland hosts Lumberton, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Memorial boys top Sterling in overtime
BAYTOWN — The Port Arthur Memorial boys basketball team beat Baytown Sterling 40-37 Tuesday in District 21-5A play.
Memorial (17-11, 7-3) was led by Albert Jacobs, who had 11 points while teammates Dorian Chatman had 10.
The Titans will host Beaumont West Brook at 7 p.m. Friday.
Port Arthur Memorial 40, Baytown Sterling 37
PAM 6 12 5 8 9 — 40
BS 11 6 8 6 6 — 37
Leading scorers: PAM — Albert Jacobs 11, Dorian Chatman 10.
Records: Memorial (17-11, 7-3); Sterling (16-15, 1-9).
Next: Memorial hosts Beaumont West Brook, 7 p.m. Friday
PN-G boys fly past Vidor
PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves boys stayed in the playoff hunt Tuesday, beating Vidor 44-31 in District 20-4A play.
PN-G (11-16, 6-5) was led by Brandon Pham, who had 12, while teammate Ramil Glorioso had 10.
The Indians will travel to Beaumont Ozen at 7 p.m. Friday.
Port Neches-Groves 44, Vidor 31
Vidor 4 5 12 10 — 31
PN-G 14 16 8 6 — 44
Leading scorers: PN-G — Brandon Pham 12, Ramil Glorioso 10. VIDOR — Grant Allen 18.
Records: PN-G (11-17, 6-5); Vidor (5-21, 0-11).
Next: PN-G at Ozen, 7:30 p.m. Friday
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BEAUMONT — It may be just the second year of the program’s revival, but the Lamar softball team has already established a tradition: Winning the home opener on a walk-off home run.
Casey Cromwell’s three-run blast in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Lady Cardinals a 6-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Ford Park in the first home game of 2014 for Lamar and the Southland Conference opener for both squads.
Lamar, which won its first game last year over UTSA on a walk-off home run by Ashley McDowell, cruised to an 8-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday’s nightcap.
“This is why I love playing at home,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “The fans really get us pumped up, and we respond.”
Cromwell hit two home runs in the opener for Lamar (5-9 overall, 2-0 Southland). Beverly Corry also homered for Lamar. Shannon Millman (3-5) was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cardinals in both games, working 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief in the first game before firing a three-hit gem in the nightcap.
“We got tremendous pitching for both Shannon and Tina (Schulz) today,” Bruder said. “We also got some great defense, and that really helped us.”
Candyce Carter and Jenna Holland homered for Lamar in the second game. Carter had three RBIs in the game, while Holland and Julianne Viator added two RBIs apiece.
Carter closed out the game in spectacular fashion, making a diving grab in center field to turn what looked to be a sure double off the bat of Brittney Tschoepe into the final out of the game.
The two teams wrap up their three-game series with a single contest at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ford Park. All senior citizens 55 and older receive free admission.
“It’s always tough to sweep a team,” Bruder said. “We know Sunday’s game will be tough.”
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