Panola lost another heartbreaker at the buzzer at Kilgore on Saturday afternoon. After a back and forth game, Panola found themselves up 67-66 with under 20 seconds to play. Kilgore was able to hit a 3 with 2.8 seconds remaining, and the Ponies shot from half court did not come close. Kamari Brown led the Ponies with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Tariq Simons added 11 points. Raymone Lampkin had a double double effort with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
The loss drops the Ponies to 18-7 (8-5 Region XIV). They return to action Wednesday night at home vs Paris. The Ponies won at Paris 66-64 on January 16.
On Wednesday, 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.