Bulldogs ring in 2019 with 12th straight win, 85-71

Bulldogs ring in 2019 with 12th straight win, 85-71

By MIKE MONTFORT  /  Photos by Keith Speer

Trey Pulliam scored a team-high 17 points and led four Bulldogs in double figured as Navarro returned from a 24-day layoff and won a Region XIV conference game Friday over the Cougars at Beeville.

Pulliam dished out a team-high nine assists and cleared four rebounds as coach Michael Landers’ Bulldogs (14-1/4-0) extended their winning streak to 12 games with their 14-point road victory.

Three Bulldogs scored 14 points apiece: Shakem Johnson, Gavin Kensmil and Ja’Quaye James.
Johnson and Kensmil combined for 11-of-15 shooting from the floor with 11 rebounds. James handed out three assists and made two steals.

Navarro shot 53% from the floor (28-of-53), including 6-of-18 from three-point range.

NC totaled 34 rebounds (28 defensive), led by James Jean-Marie (8 + 1 blocked shot), Johnson (6 + 1 blocked shot), Kensmil (5) and Sherman Robinson (4).

The Bulldogs led 48-37 at halftime and increased their lead to as many as 20 points during the second half.

Navarro hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 7 pm Monday Region XIV conference game at The K. and Ida Wolens Special Events Center.

SCORE BY HALVES:
Navarro                48 – 37 — 85
Coastal Bend       37 – 34 — 71
NAVARRO (85): Trey Pulliam 17, Ja’Quaye James 14, Shakem Johnson 14, Gavin Kensmil 14, Sherman Robinson 9, James Jean-Marie 8, Xavier Davenport 6, Nicholas Rene 3. TOTALS: (28-53)-(6-18)-(23-31)-85.
Rebounds – 34 (6/28)     Jean-Marie 8, Johnson 6, Kensmil 5, Robinson 4
Assists – 19    Pulliam 9.
Steals – 5   James and Davenport, 2.
Blocked Shots – 2    Jean-Marie and Johnson.

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JUNIOR COLLEGE MEN’S SCORES
Game Saturday, January 5
REGION XIV
BPCC 71, Blinn 65

Games Friday, January 4, 2019
REGION XIV (Conference)
Navarro 85, Coastal Bend 71
Paris 67, Jacksonville 66
Lamar State-Port Arthur 86, TVCC 85
Panola 79, Lee 77
Tyler 91, Angelina 86

REGION V (Non-Conference)
NMMI 99, Northern New Mexico JV 68
Frank Phillips 93, Redlands CC, Ok., 79
Hill 76, Strength N Motion 70
Temple 150, Loyalty College Prep 79
At The Thunderbird New Years Classic in Hobbs, NM:
Clarendon 91, Snow 75
New Mexico JC 61, Sunrise Christian Academy 59