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PREP ROUNDUP: Memorial girls hand BH first district loss

Staff reports

One could say Memorial got even with Barbers Hill.

Senior Julia Sion scored 13 points, sophomore Jordan Duncan had 11, and the Lady Titans avenged their only District 21-5A loss Tuesday with a 41-34 win over the Eagles in Mont Belvieu. The district loss is also the first for Barbers Hill (8-1 in 21-5A), which is still a half-game ahead of Memorial (13-10, 7-1) in the district.

Sion shot 6 of 11 from two-point range and pulled five of her eight rebounds off the offensive glass. Duncan went 2 for 2 from three-point range and 2 for 3 from the perimeter while adding two assists and three rebounds.

Jaelin Holden had 19 points to lead Barbers Hill.

The Lady Titans host Vidor on Friday.

 

PNG 41, DAYTON 34

In Dayton, two near double-doubles paved the way for Port Neches-Groves (18-10, 6-2 in 21-5A) in a key district road win.

Mollee Priddy had 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals, and Julissa Gomez scored eight points, nine rebounds and two deflections to lead the Indians, who are inching closer to their first playoff berth in program history. PNG led 17-8 at halftime.

Coach Kara Rodgers said the Indians got more players involved on offense and played “good team basketball” against a “very” physical Broncos (12-17, 4-5), who fell three games behind the Indians and are in fourth place in the district. Seven PNG players entered the scoring column.

PNG will visit Nederland on Friday.

 

SILSBEE 55, BRIDGE CITY 44

In Silsbee, Dakota Matthews’s 20 points were key to the 4A 12th-ranked Tigers’ home victory.

Silsbee (18-5, 7-1 in 22-4A) is a half-game behind third-ranked Hardin-Jefferson. Bridge City fell to 20-11 and 4-4 despite getting 12 points from Madison Fischer and 10 from Aspen Daniels.

Silsbee was ahead 22-20 at the break.

 

BOYS

NEDERLAND 44, VIDOR 41

In Nederland, Hayden Hefner picked off an inbound pass and drove all the way for a dunk with 6 seconds left, and Vidor missed a three-point attempt to seal the Bulldogs’ victory.

The Pirates (12-11, 0-7 in 21-5A) called timeout with 3.3 seconds left but could not knot the score. Nederland (19-10, 5-2) ended a two-game slide thanks to Hefner’s 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Cedric Pete added seven points in the win.

Nederland will visit Port Neches-Groves on Friday.

 

PNG 72, DAYTON 39

Just in time for Round 2 of basketball’s Mid-County Madness with Nederland, fourth-place PNG (16-10, 4-3 in 21-5A) secured its first winning season in three years with a blowout of the Broncos (5-23, 1-6).

It all began with a 24-2 first quarter for PNG, which got 20 points from Trent Lee and 17 from Tracy Smith. The lead grew to 44-11 by halftime.

Noah Marchak added 10 points, Drake Rojas nine and Riley Abel eight for the Indians. Noah Santos scored 11 for Dayton.

PNG is looking for its first win over Nederland in three tries this season.

 

BOYS SOCCER

NEDERLAND 2, FORT BEND ELKINS 1

In Nederland, the Bulldogs improved to 3-5-2 with a non-district win over the Knights.

Nederland will host Memorial next Tuesday.

 

GIRLS SOCCER

MEMORIAL 5, BEAUMONT UNITED 0

In Beaumont, the Lady Titans (4-4-2) pitched a shutout over the Timberwolves in non-district play.

 

NEDERLAND 1, LUMBERTON 1

In Lumberton, the Bulldogs (7-1-2) came off their first loss of the season to Atascocita and tied the Raiders with a Meg Sheppard goal.

Nederland will visit Hardin-Jefferson on Friday.

 

PNG 3, LUFKIN 3

In Lufkin, Kylee Landry, Sophie Bryant and Halley Smith all scored for PNG, but the Indians (5-3-4) suffered their second tie in four matches.

The match was tied at 2 at halftime.

Hannah LeBlanc and Izzy Volk collected assists for PNG, which will host Sheldon C.E. King on Friday.

 

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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