PREP ROUNDUP: Pineywoods’ blowout overshadows Sam’s 36 points

Published 1:11 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018

**CORRECTS point total for Daniel Sam in headline**

Staff report
COLMESNEIL — Sabine Pass’ boys basketball season ended unceremoniously, but Daniel Sam still went out with a bang.

Sam had 36 points to surpass his season average, but Lufkin Pineywoods beat the Sharks 102-61 Tuesday in a 2A bi-district game that was more decisive than last year’s 100-93 meeting in the same round.

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Sam, the third-leading scorer in 2A, made 13 of 25 from the floor and 7 of 14 free throws in his final game. Harold James, who had 16 points, made 6 of 8 from the floor and 3 of 3 at the line for the Sharks (10-16).

Pineywoods had four players in double figures, led by Michael Williams with 29 points. Williams hit 14 of 15 from the floor.

Zach Hamilton scored 22, Jace Walker made 19 and MaRozzney House totaled 16 for the Timberwolves.

Other local bi-district scores: In 6A, Channelview 59, West Brook 46; in 5A, Beaumont Central 86, Porter 82, overtime, and Ozen 41, Crosby 32; and in 4A, West Orange-Stark 74, Jasper 71, and Little Cypress-Mauriceville 43, Diboll 42 (on Monday).

Nederland 5, Silsbee 0

SILSBEE — Lamar signee Braydon Credeur struck out seven in five innings, and Nederland opened the baseball season with a shutout win on the road.
Angel Castillo and Case Babino each had two hits to lead the Bulldogs.

Conner Kemp threw the final two innings and struck out four.

Nederland will open a five-game run in the Santa Fe tournament against Pearland Dawson and Alvin on Thursday.

PNG 4, Ozen 0

BEAUMONT — Preston Riggs scored his 31st and 32nd goals of the season, and the Indians (13-6-1, 6-2 in 22-5A) blanked the Panthers on Tuesday.
Mario Oceguera and Jason Lovejoy also scored for PNG, which hosts Vidor on Friday.

Also in girls soccer: Lumberton 1, Nederland 0.

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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