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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Titans fall into losers’ bracket

MONTGOMERY — Two days after Port Arthur Memorial coach Kenneth Coleman said he saw the fight in his team he was looking for against Beaumont Central, the Titans went out to a slow start Thursday against Waco Midway.
Despite 21 points from Thailan Wesley, the Titans fell into a 35-20 halftime hole and could not recover as Midway marched to a 73-59 first-round win in the Streater-Smith/Schurr Insurance Tournament. The loss sent Memorial to a losers’ bracket game against Waller at 2 p.m. Friday. With a win, Memorial will play in the losers’ bracket semifinals at 6:30 Friday. A loss will put the Titans in a game at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Darion Chatman added 10 points for the Titans (3-7) Thursday.

Orangefield tournament scores
ORANGEFIELD — Scores from Thursday’s boys games in the Bill Tennison Memorial Tournament:
Buna 66, Tarkington 41
Orangefield 51, Evadale 41
Tarkington 66, Jasper 50
Liberty 45, FTCA 43
Legacy 76, Buna 61
FTCA 54, Orangefield 38
Friday’s schedule: Liberty vs. Evadale, 11 a.m.; Buna vs. Jasper, 2 p.m.; Legacy vs. Tarkington, 5 p.m.; Evadale vs. FTCA, 5 p.m.; Liberty at Orangefield, 8 p.m.; Jasper vs. Legacy, 8 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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