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.