No. 9 seed Blinn College men's basketball was able to shake off a sluggish start to storm back and outscore No. 8 seed Lamar State College - Port Arthur by 29 points in the second half to win 75-65 in the opening round of the Region XIV tournament at John Alexander Gymnasium. The Buccaneers keep their season alive with the victory and improve to 18-13 overall on the season. Blinn will next face top-seeded San Jacinto College-Central on Thursday, March 9 at 1 p.m. in Jacksonville. "I thought that our players kept executing the game plan even when it wasn't working early on," said Scott Schumacher , Blinn head coach. "We played a really good second half of basketball and I thought the team did a good job of getting the ball into James Harrison (6'7''-F)." Harrison put on a show in the second half and finished with 20 points to lead the way. Juwan Green (6'0''-PG) added 19 points while Lakendric Hyson (6'2''-G) chipped in 15 in the victory. Blinn struggled to begin the game as Port Arthur jumped out to a 20-12 lead and then stretched that lead to 32-20 late in the first half. The Buccaneers fought back to get the game within 10 points and only trailed 35-26 at the break. Blinn started to show more life in the second half and started to chip away at the Port Arthur lead with Harrison leading the way. The Buccaneers cut the lead down to five in the first five minutes and then cut the lead down to 42-41 with 13:31 left. Blinn took its first lead of the second half with 7:17 left and then stretched that lead out to 63-59 with 1:40 left. Port Arthur tried to foul but Blinn was able to hit its free throws. The Buccaneers made 26-of-28 free throws for a 93 percent clip for the game to help close out the 10-point victory. Courtesy of: buccaneersports.com
Juco guard Ty Lazenby commits to Sooners - 9 days ago
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He grew up a huge Oklahoma State fan, but Ty Lazenby(6'5''-G) is heading to Norman. The first-team junior college All-American committed to Oklahoma during his official visit Friday. Lazenby, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, averaged more than 22.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last year for Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. He shot 86 percent from the free throw line and 45 percent from the field. Lazenby was a major star at Glencoe (Okla.) High, leading Glencoe to back-to-back-to-back champion... [read more]
He grew up a huge Oklahoma State fan, but Ty Lazenby (6'5''-G) is heading to Norman. The first-team junior college All-American committed to Oklahoma during his official visit Friday. Lazenby, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, averaged more than 22.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last year for Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. He shot 86 percent from the free throw line and 45 percent from the field. Lazenby was a major star at Glencoe (Okla.) High, leading Glencoe to back-to-back-to-back championships. But his size was in question so he opted for the juco route. The journey has paid off with the commitment to the Sooners. He was contacted by OU assistant coach Chris Crutchfield last Sunday and the visit was confirmed Tuesday evening after speaking with head coach Lon Kruger. Lazenby visited Penn State earlier this week and was set to visit Utah on Monday but never ruled out committing to the Sooners if everything fell into place. OU is getting a real OKPreps feel to its team right now. The 2016 class saw Kristian Doolittle. The 2017 class has Scout 100 prospects Trae Young and Brady Manek. And now here comes a blast from the past with Lazenby. 'That would be a great opportunity if it happens,' said Lazenby to Sooners Illustrated on Tuesday. 'Trae Young - I mean you don't have to say much about him. Kristian Doolittle is a big, strong attacker. And everything I've heard about Brady is he's a sharpshooter with size.' Lazenby is hoping to be another piece to that puzzle. He was around 200 pounds coming out of high school and believes adding the 15 pounds in the last two years is a huge reason why his recruitment took off here recently. Lazenby will be a junior for the upcoming season but does have a redshirt season available to him as well. The addition of Lazenby means OU has one open scholarship remaining if Kruger and company decide to pursue another junior college or graduate transfer at this stage. Courtesy of: scout.com
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