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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Rojas’ 31 leads Indians’ attack over Bulldogs

Drake Rojas is getting hard to stop these days.

Rojas turned in another stellar game on Port Neches-Groves’ home court Tuesday, leading the Indians with 31 points in a 69-54 win over Kelly.

The last time Rojas took the PNG court, he poured in 40 in a win over Little Cypress-Mauriceville. The senior guard is now averaging 31.6 points, given his 24-point performance last week at West Brook.

Jackson Simmons had 14 and Noah Marchak 12 for the Indians (2-1). Asaad Bodden led Kelly with 16 points.

PNG will take on West Brook again at 4 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Nederland/YMBL Classic at Nederland High.


Bridge City 34, Kirbyville 25

In Kirbyville, Beau Martin and Kolten Weeks each scored nine points in the Cardinals’ nine-point victory.

Bridge City (4-1) will face Vidor at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Nederland/YMBL Classic at the Montagne Center at Lamar University.



Memorial 48, West Brook 43

In Port Arthur, Julia Sion had 11 points in 12 ½ minutes as she was limited due to foul trouble, but Memorial (2-4) came away with its first victory since the season opener by beating the Bruins.

Denisha Anderson had eight points and Iyanna Brannon added seven for the Titans.

Jaqualyn Bibbs led West Brook with 24 points.

Memorial next plays in the Stafford tournament.


PNG 63, Anahuac 35

In Anahuac, Maylin Stampley put her stamp on the Indians’ 28-point rout with 21 points.

Chelsea Carrillo had 12 points and seven rebounds, Mollee Priddy also had 12 points and Shelby Letulle totaled nine points and six rebounds for PNG, which plays next in the Evadale tournament.


High Island 50, Sabine Pass 37

In High Island, Korie Dominick’s 18 points were not enough to prevent the Sharks’ first loss of the season.

The Cardinals opened up a 32-14 lead at halftime after Sabine Pass (2-1) led 10-9 through the first 8 minutes.

Sabine Pass will visit Johnson Bayou, Louisiana, on Thursday.


Bridge City 52, East Chambers 48, OT

In Bridge City, Madison Fischer made a basket at the end of regulation to force overtime and finished with 16 points in the Cardinals’ four-point win.

Rylee Oceguera scored 14 and Hannah Wiegreffe had 12 for BC (7-3), which will play Jasper in the Deweyville tournament.

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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