My’Quan Gooding and Keir Anderson came off the bench Saturday and led Navarro scorers with 17 points apiece as the Bulldogs buried Bossier Parish 92-61 in a Region XIV men’s basketball game at the Wolens Special Events Center.
Eric McCullom also came off the bench and scored 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the floor and grabbed nine rebounds for coach Michael Landers’ Bulldogs (14-11/10-5).
Gooding, a 6-foot-6 freshman wing from Wilson, NC, scored 15 of his 17 during the second half as Navarro opened up as much as a 34-point lead over the hapless Cavaliers, who dropped their sixth straight and 14th in their last 16 games.
While turning in his personal season high, Gooding became the 8th different player to lead or share single-game scoring honors for the Bulldogs this season. Gooding hit 4-of-9 shots from the floor and also connected on 7-of-10 from the free-throw line.
Anderson, meanwhile, tallied 11 of his 17 during the first half when the Bulldogs bolted to a 51-29 halftime lead. The Buffalo, NY, sophomore was 5-of-8 from the field and sank all 5 of his free-throw opportunities.
McCullom and starting guard Saint Hilaire shared individual-high rebounding honors with 9 apiece as Navarro dominated the glass by clearing 50 rebounds for the fourth time this season and first since January 3’s game against Lone Star-Cy Fair.
Hilaire hit 7-of-7 free throws and finished with 9 points for Navarro.
NC capitalized at the foul line Saturday to the tune of 78% with 30-of-38 shooting — its highest total since a 29-of-40 during a 90-89 overtime conference win at Jacksonville on November 24.
In Saturday’s other Region XIV men’s basketball games:
- Trinity Valley 82, Tyler 69
- Kilgore 85, Paris 65
- Lamar State-Port Arthur 100, Lee 88
- Jacksonville 95, Angelina 76
- San Jacinto 97, Blinn 72