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BOYS BASKETBALL: Abram leads Memorial boys past PNG

Amaree Abram is a freshman, but he hasn’t been playing like one lately.

Abram led three Memorial boys basketball players in double figures with 20 points, helping the Titans pull out a 50-39 home win over Port Neches-Groves on Tuesday.

Memorial (21-6, 8-1 in 21-5A), a co-leader in the district with Barbers Hill, earned the season sweep over PNG (17-11, 5-4). The Indians fell out of a third-place tie with Nederland, whom they defeated Friday.

Memorial led 11-4 after one period, 20-17 at halftime and 33-24 through three.

Kenneth Lofton Jr. added 13 points and Steven Wilson had 10 for the Titans, who will visit Cleveland on Friday. Noah Marchak scored 14 and Jackson Simmons had eight for PNG, which will host Barbers Hill on Friday.

— I.C. Murrell

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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