PREP ROUNDUP — PNG keeps up heat against Sabine Pass
Published 12:02 am Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The Port Neches-Groves Indians were slowed down only in the third quarter, scoring 17 in each of the other three to top the visiting Sabine Pass Sharks 58-40 on Monday in a coaching matchup of brothers — PNG’s Chris Smith and Sabine Pass’ Chad Bryan.
The Sharks were kept down to only four points in the third and the Indians only seven, but the Sharks couldn’t overcome the 34 points PNG made in the first half after only scoring 21 in the first half.
Griffin Stein led the Indians with 18 points. Kenneth Muller scored the next most with 13 and Jett Davis scored 11. Khiamauri Lawson scored the most for the Sharks with 14 points and Grayson Johnson put up 11.
The Indians (3-0) will travel to play West Brook at 1 p.m. today. Sabine Pass (0-2) hosts High Island at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3.
Nederland 69, Lumberton 40
The Nederland Bulldogs stepped up on defense in the second half, outscoring the Lumberton Raiders by 23 to beat the Raiders at Nederland High School on Monday.
Joseph Gipson totaled 17 points, 15 coming from his five three-pointers, along with three steals. Tyler Jackson scored 13 and Da’Reion Jones scored 10.
Nederland (3-0) will enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving Week before hosting Crosby at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Memorial 81, Silsbee 48 (Sat.)
The Memorial Titans showed off their talented team to the Silsbee Tigers on Saturday, defeating the Tigers ion their home court.
Kenneth Lofton Jr. made 21 points for the Titans. Nate Clover scored 19 while Amaree Abram scored 17 and Asaad Bodden 11.
The Titans (3-0) play Cypress Creek at Houston Christian High School at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
PNG 78, Tekoa 51 (Sat.)
The Indians made a short trip to defeat the Tekoa Academy Cougars on Saturday. Both teams had high-scoring fourth quarters — PNG scored 24 points and Tekoa 23 — but the Indians had consistently high numbers the previous quarters as well, while the Cougars were kept below 10 in the second and third.
Brady Nail had a good night for his first game of the season, scoring 16 points, followed by 12 from Grant Pearson and 11 each from Jackson Simmons and Kenneth Muller. Jailan Ardoin put up the biggest numbers for the Sharks with 29 points, while Johnathan Richard added 12 and Kaleab Broussard made seven.
The Sharks (1-2) will head to Houston for the Texas Jamboree Tournament beginning Friday, Nov. 29, and the Indians’ next game was against Sabine Pass on Monday.
Nederland 46, Bridge City 41 (Sat.)
The Bulldogs trailed by eight in the first quarter but picked up steam the rest of the game while holding the Bridge City Cardinals back to win with just a five point difference Saturday at Nederland High School.
The Bulldogs’ Joey Hebert led with 15 points followed by Tyler Jackson with 13. The Austin Richardson put up 25 on the board for the Cardinals.
Nederland’s next game was at home against Lumberton on Monday.
Galveston O’Connell 67, Sabine Pass 53 (Fri.)
The Sharks lost to Galveston O’Connell after hosting the Buccaneers on Friday.
James made the most of the Sharks’ points with 31, while Lawson added 13 and Grayson Johnson added seven.
The Sharks’ next game was against the PNG Indians on Monday.
Sabine Pass 72, O’Connell 12 (Fri.)
The Sabine Pass Sharks’ defense shut down the Galveston O’Connell Buccaneers, trouncing them on Friday at Sabine Pass High School.
The Sharks kept the Buccaneers to seven or fewer points the whole night, and held the Buccaneers scoreless during the fourth quarter.
Yainn Zuniga was the Sharks’ best scorer Friday with 20 with Nevaeh Jones just one behind with 19. Charnel Jones scored 14 as well.
High Island will visit the Sharks (3-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Orangefield 72, PNG 48 (Fri.)
The PNG Indians did better scoring in the latter three quarters after only scoring five in the first but couldn’t keep up with the Orangefield Bobcats on Friday in Orangefield.
Indians coach Kara Skinner says the team has many adjustments to make defensively and that too many rebounding opportunities were given to the Bobcats under their own basket. She says the team needs to focus more on execution and trusting the offense while creating scoring opportunities from the defense.
Mollee Priddy led the Indians with 18 points, Maylin Stampley scored 16 and Shelby Letulle scored six.
The Indians (2-5) will travel to play Livingston at 12:30 p.m. today.