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4 hit in double figures as Bulldogs blast TJC, 97-86

 

 

By MIKE PHILLIPS / Corsicana Sun  —

Who were those guys who scored 52 points in Tyler?

They couldn’t be found Wednesday in the SEC, where Navarro’s Bulldogs, who scored 52 points in a loss in the Rose City last month, ran away from Tyler.

This time the Dawgs ripped Tyler 97-86 and could have easily hit 100 with some made free throws in the final minute.

“They are very big and physical and when we played them there we went right at them. That wasn’t a good game plan,’’ Navarro Coach Michael Landers said.

“Tonight we recognized some things they were giving us and took advantage. Instead of going at them, we created space.’’

They created a two-game lead in the Region XIV standings, too. The Dawgs are in second at 10-4 and Tyler dropped to 8-6.

“This is what we had to have,’’ Landers said.

Cris Boleware (19 points), Wayne Martin (16) and Trey Young (14) led the Dawgs.

Navarro took an 11-point halftime lead and had a 14-4 run in the first four minutes of the second half that ended with a dunk from DaShawn Robinson, who scored 11 points, that gave the Dawgs a 61-40 lead.

Tyler closed in the final two minutes to make the game appear closer than it was.

NAVARRO 97, TYLER 86

Tyler (18-7/8-7)             36     50   —  86
Navarro (18-6/10-4)     47     50   —  97
TYLER: Dominique Shaw 21, Dale Jones 20, Tyler Miller 12, Stephen Taylor 7, Ronnie Stacy 6, Faith Pope 4, John Paul 4, Jeremy Adams 2, Cohen DeSouza 2, Darryl Stewart 2.  TOTALS:  25-5-(21-28)-86.
NAVARRO: Cris Boleware 19, Wayne Martin 16, Trey Young 14, DaShawn Robinson 11, Anthony Sanders 7, Anthony Williams 7, Brian Long 6, Maika Ostling 4, Byron Smith 3, Neville Fincher 1.  TOTALS:  22-9-(26-44)-97.
TECHNICAL FOULS:  Ikenna Okwarabizie, John Paul, Coach Mike Marquis.

REGION XIV BASKETBALL STANDINGS
Through Games of Wednesday, February 11

EAST ZONE
Team                       All         Conf
TVCC                         23-3        13-2
Navarro                     18-6        10-4
Kilgore                       17-8          9-6
Tyler                           18-7          8-7
Paris                           13-11         4-10
Panola                         6-19         1-14
Bossier Parish           4-20         1-14

SOUTH ZONE
Team                       All            Conf
San Jacinto              21-4          12-2
Lamar-PA                19-6          10-4
Blinn                         19-6          10-5
Angelina                   18-7          10-5
Lee                             13-13         6-9
Coastal Bend             9-13         5-10
Jacksonville             14-11         4-11

RESULT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Paris 104, Texas Wesleyan JV 88 (non-conference)
RESULTS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Navarro 97, Tyler 86
TVCC 81, Panola 58
Kilgore 72, Bossier Parish 65
San Jacinto 80, Jacksonville 75
Blinn 79, Lee 74
Angelina 64, Coastal Bend 59
GAMES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Lee at Lamar-PA, 2 pm
Navarro at Bossier Parish, 6 pm
Tyler at TVCC, 6 pm
Kilgore at Paris, 6 pm
San Jacinto at Blinn, 6 pm
Jacksonville at Angelina, 6 pm