No. 12 Dogs continue winning ways
NEDERLAND – The Nederland boys basketball team won its fourth game in the last five, beating West Orange-Stark 62-52 on Tuesday.
Nederland’s Colton Weisbrod led the way with 26 points and nine rebounds while teammate Zach English had 15 points and six rebounds. Jared Lorimier added 10 points and five rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Nederland (6-3) will host the Bulldog Classic starting Thursday.
Nederland 62, West Orange-Stark 52
WO-S 9 14 15 14 -- 52
Ned 22 10 12 18 -- 62
Leading scorers: NED – Colton Weisbrod 26 pts, 9 rebs; Zach English 15, 6 reb, Jared Lorimier 10, 5. WO-S Laquarious Paige 19, Brandon Joubert 12,
Record: Ned (6-3).
Next: Nederland in Bulldog Classic, Thursday
PN-G breaks into win column
ORANGEFIELD – The Port Neches-Groves boys basketball team picked up its first victory of the season, knocking off Orangefield 59-51 on Tuesday.
Brandon Pham led all scorers with 21 points while teammates A.J. Smith had 12 and Ramil Glorioso had 10. Orangefield was led by Cody Angelle with 14 points.
PN-G (1-5) will play in the Bulldog Classic starting Thursday.
Port Neches-Groves 59, Orangefield 51
PN-G 14 10 12 23 - 59
OF 10 17 13 10 - 51
Leading scorers: PN-G – Brandon Pham 21, A.J. Smith 12, Ramil Glorioso 10. OF – Cody Angelle 14, Carl Wiley 11.
Records: PN-G (1-5)
Next: PN-G in Bulldog Classic, Thursday
Memorial falls on road to Central
BEAUMONT – The Port Arthur Memorial boys basketball team rallied from a bad first quarter, but couldn’t catch up to Beaumont Central in a 49-44 loss Tuesday.
Memorial fell behind 16-8 in the first period, but stormed back with 18 in the second to narrow the gap to 3 points by halftime. Dorian Chatman and Ron Taylor led the Titans in scoring with 12 points each. E’Torrian Wilridge had 16 points for Central.
Memorial (3-5) will play in the Bulldog Classic starting Thursday.
Central 49, Port Arthur Memorial 44
PAM 8 18 8 10 -- 44
Central 16 13 10 11 -- 49
Leading scorers: PAM – Chatman 12, Ron Taylor 12. CENTRAL – E’Torrian Wilridge 16.
Records: PAM (3-5)
Next: Memorial plays in the Bulldog Classic
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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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