Seahawks prepared to resume XIV play after Thursday win

Published 6:35 pm Thursday, December 31, 2015

Lamar State College-Port Arthur sophomore Jordon Harris found his shooting rhythm Thursday against North American University.

Now, he and his Seahawks teammates hope LSC-PA can carry over the play into Region XIV play starting Saturday. LSC-PA faces Bossier Parish College at 4 p.m. Saturday back at the Parker Center.

Harris guided the Seahawks to a 99-69 thumping of the Stallions on Thursday to end the Seahawks New Year Classic. Harris poured in 31 points and was 11 of 19 from the field and 5 of 12 from behind the arc.

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The Seahawks (8-5, 2-3) as a team shot 37 of 78 from the floor for 47.4 percent. LSC-PA knocked down eight treys on 23 attempts for 34.8 percent.

LSC-PA’s defense held North American to 32.9 percent shooting, forced 18 turnovers and had 11 steals. Harris alone had six steals.

“This was a good chance for us to get back into basketball rhythm coming off the long two-week break,” Harris said. “I think it is a good feeling being back. I was in a rhythm and my teammates noticed that and got me the ball.”

The Seahawks had 21 assists in the game with Harris and Mambi Diawara leading the way with five each.

Harris was not alone in the double-figure scoring category. Diawara had 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting while Nederland grad and Seahawks sophomore Colton Weisbrod finished with 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Weisbrod collected 11 rebounds and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

Christian Albright added nine rebounds. West Orange-Stark graduate and LSC-PA freshman Chase Rutledge added 10 points and three boards.

“I think we needed to knock the rust off and get back into rhythm,” Seahawks coach Lance Madison said. “Offensively at times I think we had a nice flow and executed pretty good. Defensively, we continue to get better and were able to get some stops. I thought we had a pretty good effort over the last two days. It was good to see the well-balanced scoring the last two games.”

Cameron Adams led North American with 22 points. Teammate Joshua Adams had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

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Gabriel Pruett has worked with both the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader since 2000. A majority of the time has been spent covering all aspects of Southeast Texas high school sports. Pruett's claim to fame is...being able to write his own biographical information for this website.

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