Ponies Lose Heartbreaker at The Buzzer
In a back and forth affair between two teams tied for first place in Region XIV, Navarro came out on top 69-68 on a banked 7 footer as time expired. The Ponies were able to take a 41-35 lead into halftime. The 2nd half was back and forth with the two teams trading the lead in the final 5 minutes. Up 1 with 5.7 seconds left to play, Panola was unable to get the ball in bounds. Navarro then ran an isolation play, and Trey Pulliam was able to knock down the shot to win it for Navarro.
Kamari Brown led the Ponies with 16 points and 4 rebounds off the bench. Jeff Boyd and Tariq Simmons both added 13 points, while Lenell Henry added a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The loss drops the Ponies to 18-6 and 8-4 in Region XIV play. They travel to play Kilgore on Saturday afternoon at 4pm.