Devaughn Thomas matched his season high of 28 points as the Lamar State Port Arthur's Seahawks swamped the winless Victoria Pirates 105-57 in Victoria Saturday afternoon.
The 6-foot-7 sophomore from Lafayette, Louisiana had another 28-point performance just 10 days ago in a win at Paris Junior College. He just missed his career high of 30 points, which he scored last season against Victoria.
He added a team-high eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots while hitting on 10 of his 14 shots. Thomas scored on four alley-oop dunks in a row as the Seahawks sliced through the Pirate defense to hit 70 percent from inside the 3-point arc, 62 percent overall from the floor.
Nederland High grad Darrell Jones, a Seahawks soph, added 12 points and Dallas sophomore Xavier Thompson hit a pair of treys in reaching 10 points. J'Son Brooks and Byron Arceneaux each scored eight points for LSCPA and teammates Kanntrell Burney and Terrence Smith finished with seven apiece.
It was the Seahawks' sixth win in eight games and evened their season record at 10-10. They improved to 4-5 in Region 14 games by taking care of business against the 0-13, 0-9 Pirates.
"We had good execution on the offensive end, and our defense was not bad," Coach Lance Madison said. "Devaughn Thomas had an excellent game. He scored the ball and he got tough and got some put-backs."
The Seahawks host South Zone leader Angelina College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Carl Parker Center in downtown Port Arthur.
"They're playing well," Madison said of the Roadrunners, who are 6-2 in Region 14 games, 11-8 overall. "Wednesday's game ought to be a good one."
Thomas scored 14 points in each half Saturday, getting the Seahawks out to a 50-33 halftime lead. Jamyus Jones scored all seven of his points in the game's first seven minutes and Thompson drilled a 3-pointer to get LSCPA out to a 24-9 lead 30 seconds later.
Three straight baskets by Thomas and a dunk by Darrell Jones built a 21-point, 58-37 three points into the second half.
A rebound and put-back by Jones with just under 15 minutes left touched off a 28-2 run that featured Thomas' dunk show, most off high-arching passes from point guard Ferontay Banks.