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November 4, 2012

Seahawks fly high in home opener

PORT ARTHUR — PORT ARTHUR – Lamar State College-Port Arthur claimed a season-opening victory over Lone Star College-Kingwood, taking an 84-56 decision at the Carl Parker Center on Saturday afternoon.

The win is the first for new Seahawks head coach Lance Madison who has spent many years as a collegiate assistant coach.

“This game went pretty well how I expected,” Madison said. “We have a few players who have been off the court for a season and they were a little rusty. You’d have to expect that. But we played well and came out with a win tonight.”

The Hawks led from the start, benefiting from a definite height advantage as 7-foot-1 center Anthony Allen dominated the paint, throwing down two slam dunks and blocking three shots in the first half alone. He finished the game with eight points. Ivan Jelencic, a 6-7 freshman, is recovering from a banged up knee but still managed to make his presence known in the paint, finishing the game with eight points.

The real spark for the Seahawks, though, came from sophomore Kieran Woods and freshman Tre Allen. Woods finished with a game-high 20 points in leading the Hawks to their victory, while Allen added 10.

The scoring was spread pretty well throughout the Seahawks lineup with Korbin McClain scoring nine points, and D.C. Stallworth and Jamaal Shabazz each scoring eight in the win.

“We were able to spread the ball around,” Coach Madison said. “We were able to get all 13 players on the floor in the first half and they got some quality time against a really decent Kingwood team.”

Kingwood had three players in double-figures, led by Brenden Chapman scoring 13, Ronnie Lewis adding 12 and William Moore hitting for 10.

The Hawks return to action Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Parker center when they take on Houston Community College-Southwest.

 

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