Nederland breezes by Livingston
LIVINGSTON — The Nederland boys basketball traveled well, beating Livingston 75-44 on Friday in District 20-4A play.
Nederland (21-8, 7-2) scored 27 points in the first quarter, complete with a buzzer-beating halfcourt shot from Colton Weisbrod. The junior led the Bulldogs with 26 points in the game while teammate Zach English had 24 and Kirby Hanley had 12.
Nederland will host Little Cypress-Mauriceville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Nederland 75, Livingston 44
Ned 27 14 21 13 — 75
Liv 10 7 8 19 — 44
Leading scorers: NED — Colton Weisbrod 26, Zach English 24, Kirby Hanley 12.
Records: Nederland (21-8, 7-2); Livingston (8-13, 2-7).
Next: Nederland hosts LC-M, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
PN-G boys top LC-M in 2 OT win
PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves boys basketball team beat Little Cypress-Mauriceville 53-51 in double-overtime on Friday in District 20-4A play.
PN-G (10-15, 5-4) scored eight points in the final overtime to sweep the Bears this season. PN-G beat LC-M 56-47 earlier this season.
The Indians were led by A.J. Smith and Ramil Glorioso, who each had 14 points while teammate Bradley Geoffroy had 10. LC-M’s leading scorer was Teondre Gant, who had 15.
PN-G will host Beaumont Central at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Neches-Groves 53, Little Cypress-Mauriceville 51
LC-M 8 9 10 13 5 6 — 51
PN-G 8 10 8 14 5 8 — 53
Leading scorers: PN-G — A.J. Smith 14, Ramil Glorioso 14, Bradley Geoffroy 10. LC-M — Teondre Gant 15, Jace Robertson 11.
Records: PN-G (10-15, 5-4); LC-M (10-17, 2-7).
Next: PN-G hosts Central, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Memorial boys fall to Falcons
CHANNELVIEW — The Port Arthur Memorial boys basketball team lost 45-41 to Channelview on Friday in District 21-5A play.
The loss snapped a four-game district winning streak for the Titans (15-11, 5-3) and dropped them into a third-place tie with Channelview.
Memorial was led in scoring by Torian Lott with 14 and Dorian Chatman, who had 10.
The Titans will host North Shore at 7 p.m. Friday.
Nederland girls top Livingston
NEDERLAND — The Nederland girls basketball team beat Livingston 37-31 on Friday in District 20-4A play.
Nederland was led in scoring by Kelsey Beard, who had 15 points. Kinsey Miller added seven for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Little Cypress-Mauriceville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Nederland 37, Livingston 31
Liv 6 10 8 7 — 31
Ned 12 5 9 11 — 37
Leading scorers: NED — Kelsey Beard 15, Kinsey Miller 7, Kayla Britt 6. LIV — Ramsey 9.
Next: Nederland at LC-M, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Nederland breezes by Livingston
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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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