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Seahawks own Dolphins all game for fifth victory

LSC-PA sports information

NEW ORLEANS — Lamar State College-Port Arthur went to NOLA and came away with a big win as the Seahawks rolled to a 71-43 win over Delgado College on Saturday afternoon.

The non-conference victory improved the Seahawks to 5-3 overall while Delgado fell to 2-7 for the year.

LSCPA marched into the Dolphins’ gym and immediately took charge behind the first half shooting of Nederland’s Colton Weisbrod. The sophomore forward scored 10 points in the first 20 minutes, pulling down six rebounds along the way. Many of those points came thanks to perfectly timed passes into the paint by Jordon Harris, who finished the game with seven assists.

While Weisbrod dominated in the first half, it was Freddie Williams Jr. who owned the second half of the game. With the Seahawks leading 30-21 after the halftime break, Williams helped lead an 11-2 run to start the second half.

Williams finished with a game-high 18 points with five rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Mambi Diawara completed a double-double performance with 12 points and 12 rebounds, adding six assists and three steals to his resume.

Harris finished the game with 10 points, while Weisbrod ended up with 12. Shooting nearly 47 percent from the field in the second half, the Seahawks outscored the Dolphins 41-22 down the stretch for the win.

The Seahawks played its transition game to near-perfection, scoring 19 points off fast breaks and 23 points off turnovers. It was the inside game, where Weisbrod and Williams did their work, that the Hawks did the most damage, scoring 44 points in the paint.

LSCPA hits the road again on Wednesday when they travel to Kilgore to face the Rangers in an NJCAA Region 14 game. The game tips off at 7:30 p.m.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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