BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Titans take 1 of 2 in Montgomery

Published 12:33 am Saturday, December 12, 2015

MONTGOMERY — The day began great for Port Arthur Memorial in the Streater-Smith/Schurr Insurance Tournament on Friday.

Memorial snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-52 win over Waller in the losers’ bracket of the tournament. The Titans raced to a 15-5 first-quarter lead and did not fall behind the rest of the way to win.

Thailan Wesley scored 16 points and Tim Jean netted 11 for the Titans.

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But later that evening, A&M Consolidated of College Station edged Memorial 70-69, costing the Titans (4-8) a shot at the consolation title this morning. The Titans outscored A&M 21-9 in the final quarter, but came up short.

Darion Chatman netted 16 points and Tim Jean had 11 for the Titans, who will play at 10:30 a.m. today.

Orangefield tournament scores

ORANGEFIELD — Scores from Friday’s boys games in the Bill Tennison Memorial Tournament:

Liberty 71, Evadale 40

Buna 61, Jasper 51

Legacy 69, Tarkington 54

FTCS 50, Evadale 49

Liberty 56, Orangefield 36

Tournament play for both boys and girls in the tournament is today. Boys pairings were unavailable. A schedule for the girls:

Gold Bracket (games at new gym)

11 a.m. — Nederland vs. Tatum

2 p.m. — Orangefield vs. East Chambers

3:30 p.m. — Third place

6:30 p.m. — Championship

Silver Bracket (games at old gym)

8 a.m. — Port Neches-Groves vs. Vidor

11 a.m. — FTCA vs. Beaumont Kelly

2 p.m. — Third place

3:30 p.m. — Championship



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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