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Seahawks come up short on road again

CORSICANA – The road has not been kind to Lamar State College-Port Arthur’s Seahawks.

The Seahawks dropped a 69-66 decision to NJCAA Region 14 foe Navarro College on Wednesday night, leaving LSCPA still looking for its first road conference win of the season. The game ends the Seahawks’ schedule prior to the holiday break as they stand 6-5 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

It appeared the Seahawks would break out of its road funk after leading the Bulldogs by as many as six points midway through the second half. But the Dogs, who improve to 8-6 and 5-0, chipped away at the Hawks’ lead, tying the game 61-61 with 4:26 left. While LSC-PA allowed just five turnovers in the first 20 minutes of the game, the Hawks committed 11 in the second half.

“We had too many unforced turnovers that led to breakout points for them,” Seahawks coach Lance Madison said. “We allowed too many offensive rebounds for them and then we missed some big free throws late that really hurt us.”

The Hawks finished 11 of 21 from the free throw line and struggled from the field in the second half, scoring just 26 points after going into the halftime break with a 40-36 lead.

“The guys fought hard and we played well but we just didn’t get the job done,” Madison said. “Every team we’ve played, we’ve had the opportunity to win.”

Nederland sophomore Colton Weisbrod led all scorers with 24 points, completing the double-double performance with 15 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive end of the court. Sophomores Jordon Harris and Freddie Williams Jr. each added 10 points. Harris had eight assists and six rebounds in the game with Williams pulling down seven boards.

The Seahawks will get back to work with their Dec. 30-31 holiday tournament at the Carl Parker Center, then re-open conference play with a home game against Bossier Parish Community College on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 4 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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