Dedrick Basile’s 18 points led four Cardinals in double-figure scoring as 7th ranked Trinity Valley downed the Navarro Bulldogs, 77-62, in a Region XIV East Zone game Wednesday night.
Coach Kris Baumann’s Cardinals won their 12th straight game, improved to 25-3 overall and 15-2 in league play. The win enabled TVCC to widen its East Zone lead over second-place Navarro to 3 1/2 games.
Aldonis Foote added 17 for TVCC, which opened upa 47-32 lead at halftime as the Cardinals used unanswered runs of 12 points, and of 9 points to seize a lead they never relinquished.
Clarence Williams and Sheldon Hagigal scored 10 points apiece for TVCC, which held as much as a 19-point lead during the second half.
Navarro appeared to survive the Cardinals’ first run of 12 points by pulling within two (18-16), but TVCC went another scoring spree that the Bulldogs couldn’t combat.
NC shot only 33% (19-of-57) from the floor and 35% (6-of-17) from the arc. Additionally, the ‘Dogs only cleared 22 rebounds during the game against the taller, deeper TVCC front. The Bulldogs mostly got one-shot possessions, but they also missed some seemingly easy scoring opportunities underneath.
DaShawn Robinson (15) and Wayne Martin (14) led three Bulldogs in double-figure scoring.
Robinson hit on 5-of-14 shots from the floor, cleared three rebounds and stole two passes. Martin’s 15 came primarily from 9-of-13 foul shooting, and the 6-7 Brooklyn, N.Y., sophomore only was able to pull down three boards.
Trey Young, too, experienced difficulties. The Houston sophomore totaled 9 points from 3-of-12 shooting, but managed to lead NC individual rebounders with 4. Young missed his first five shots and endured a scoreless first half.
Cris Boleware pitched in 13 points, 10 during the first half. Boleware hit half of Navarro’s three-point shots and finished 4-of-10 from the floor. He dished out five assists and also grabbed three defensive rebounds.
At halftime, Navarro College recognized members of coach Don Newton’s District 16-5A champion Corsicana Tiger basketball team. CHS (26-5/10-2) won its first district basketball title in 30 years and will advance to post-season play.
The Bulldogs next play at 4 pm Saturday at Paris against the Dragons in The Hunt Center.
TVCC 77, Navarro 62
TVCC (77): Dedrick Basile 18, Aldonis Foote 17, Clarence Williams 10, Sheldon Hagigal 10, Devante Jackson 8, Jhaustin Thomas 8, Preston Anderson 3, Nic Brown 2, Dilepso Blanco 1. TOTALS: 27-4-(11-18)-77.
NAVARRO (62): DaShawn Robinson 15, Wayne Martin 14, Cris Boleware 13, Trey Young 9, Jamar Martin 4, Anthony Sanders 3, Brian Long 2, Byron Smith 2. TOTALS: 13-6-(18-25)-62.
HALFTIME SCORE: TVCC 47, Navarro 32.
REGION XIV MEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS
Through Games of Wednesday, February 18
REGION XIV EAST
Team All Conf
TVCC 25-3 15-2
Navarro 19-7 11-5
Kilgore 19-8 11-6
Tyler 19-8 9-8
Paris 13-13 4-12
Panola 6-20 1-15
Bossier Parish 4-21 1-15
REGION XIV SOUTH
Team All Conf
San Jacinto 23-4 14-2
Blinn 20-7 10-6
Lamar-PA 19-8 10-6
Angelina 18-9 10-7
Lee 14-14 7-10
Coastal Bend 11-13 6-10
Jacksonville 16-11 6-11
RESULT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Jacksonville 100, Lamar State-Port Arthur 89
RESULTS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
TVCC 77, Navarro 62
Kilgore 69, Panola 57
Tyler 68, Paris 63
San Jacinto 78, Angelina 71
Coastal Bend 82, Lee 76 (OT)
Blinn 104, Houston CC-Southwest 96 (non-conference)
GAMES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Navarro at Paris, 4 pm
Tyler at Panola, 4 pm
Jacksonville at Coastal Bend, 4 pm
San Jacinto at Lamar State-Port Arthur, 4 pm
Blinn at Angelina, 6 pm
Bossier Parish at TVCC, 6 pm