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Coleman earns first victory

The News staff report

VIDOR — A quick start by Port Arthur Memorial and three double-digit scorers helped the Titans earn their first win under coach Kenneth Coleman on Friday, 92-65 over Vidor in boys basketball.

Tyryn Hinton scored 17 points, Darion Chatman had 15 and Tyler Guidry netted 14 for the Titans, who raced to a 32-15 halftime lead and 59-32 edge at halftime.

Next for Memorial (1-1) is Houston Lamar. That game is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist High School in Houston.


PORTER — Nederland is two wins away from winning the New Caney ISD tournament.

The Bulldogs organized a big third quarter to turn around an eight-point deficit and defeat Dayton by 17 points at Porter High. They will face The Woodlands at 1:30 p.m. today at New Caney High for a spot in either the championship at 7:30 tonight or the third-place game at 6 p.m.

Darrell Jones had seven rebounds to go with 17 points, Jase Miguez added 14, and Nederland (3-1) routed Dayton 21-5 in the third quarter to overcome a 27-19 halftime deficit. Adrian Nelson added 12 for the Bulldogs.


PORTER — Another solid game by Miguez and a near double-double by Colton English helped the Bulldogs score a morning rout of the Panthers in the New Caney ISD tournament.

Miguez, whose buzzer-beating floater sank Brazosport on Thursday, led Nederland with 21 points. English had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Jones scored 11 points and seven boards.

Nederland was ahead 31-24 at halftime.


PORT NECHES — Port Neches-Groves needed to make another clutch stop to force a third overtime, but Barbers Hill didn’t let that happen.

The Eagles took an inbounds pass with 1.85 seconds remaining, and Macaul Martin nailed a three-point shot at the buzzer to stun the Indians on Friday night. It was the second close call of the week that didn’t go PN-G’s way; Little Cypress-Mauriceville dodged PN-G on a missed final shot.

PN-G (0-2) executed good defense to prevent winning baskets at the end of regulation and the first overtime. Outscoring Barbers Hill 10-3 in the third quarter, the game was tied at 39 through 32 minutes and 43 through the first extra period.

Ryan Abel collected 15 rebounds to go with 12 points, and Hunter Curtis netted 10 for the Indians. Jace Seymour and Martin each had 14 to lead Barbers Hill.

PN-G visits Silsbee at 11 a.m. Monday.



HOUSTON — Jakeira Ford had her third-straight 23-plus point game, and the Lady Titans (2-2) advanced to the semifinal round of the Aldine ISD tournament at the Campbell Center.

Ford scored 23 for the second night in a row, after starting the week with 24 in a home loss to Brazosport. The future Texas-El Paso Miner converted 10 of 11 shots form the field and pulled down seven rebounds.

Kennedi Lofton crashed 11 boards and added five points, and Teliah Joyce scord 15 points and Autumn Jones netted 11 for the Lady Titans, who will play at 9 a.m. today.