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Young guides Navarro past Panola, 79-69

CARTHAGE — Sophomore Trey Young scored a team-high 23 points with 4 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the Navarro Bulldogs to a 79-69 Region XIV East Zone conference win Saturday over the Panola Ponies.

Young had his third game of 20-plus scoring and matched his individual-game single-season high of 23 first recorded in a 110-82 win over Dallas Diesel.  Young also had a 22-point game during Navarro’s 108-83 win over Eastfield to close the fall semester.

The Bulldogs (17-5/9-3) won for the sixth time in eight outings since 2015 and maintained their hold on second place behind Trinity Valley in the East Zone race.

Brian Long pitched in 15 points and DaShawn Robinson fashioned a 13-point, 7-rebound, 4 assist and 4 steal line as Navarro defeated the Ponies for the 12th consecutive time, dating back to the 2008-09 season.

More significant contributions came from three players who scored seven points apiece — Byron Smith, A.J. Williams and Maika Ostling.  Smith had a team-high 2 blocked shots.  Williams dished out six assists and grabbed three rebounds.

Young’s 23 points, included 4 of Navarro’s 7 three-point shots as the Bulldogs hit 41% from beyond the arc.

NC hit 24-of-36 from the floor in the game played at Carthage High School’s Gymnasium because of ongoing construction on campus at Arthur Johnson Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs return home for a big Region XIV East Zone game against Kilgore at 7 pm Wednesday in the Wolens Special Events Center.

REGION XIV EAST
Team                        All        Conf
TVCC                           20-3      10-2
Navarro                         17-5      9-3
Kilgore                          15-7      7-5
Tyler                             16-6      7-6
Paris                             11-10    3-9
Bossier Parish             4-17      1-11
Panola                          5-17      0-12

REGION XIV SOUTH
Team                            All      Conf
San Jacinto                   18-4      10-2
Lamar-PA                      17-6      8-4
Angelina                        16-6      8-4
Blinn                             16-6        7-5
Lee                               13-10       6-6
Coastal Bend                 9-10      5-7
Jacksonville                  13-9      4-9

RESULTS SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
Navarro 79, Panola 69
Kilgore 68, Tyler 63
Paris 91, Bossier Parish 83
San Jacinto 80, Coastal Bend 63
Blinn 83, Lamar-Port Arthur 72
Lee 81, Jacksonville 74

GAME TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Longview Elite at Jacksonville (Non-Conference), 7:30 pm

GAMES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Kilgore at Navarro, 7 pm
Lee at San Jacinto, 7 pm
Lamar-Port Arthur at Angelina, 7:30 pm
Coastal Bend at Blinn, 7:30 pm
Panola at Bossier Parish, 7:30 pm
Paris at Trinity Valley, 7:30 pm

GAME FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Victoria at San Jacinto (Non-Conference), 7 pm

GAMES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Lamar-Port Arthur at Coastal Bend, 2 pm
Blinn at Jacksonville, 4 pm
Bossier Parish at Tyler, 4 pm
Paris at Panola, 4 pm
Trinity Valley at Kilgore, 6 pm
Angelina at Lee, 6 pm