After a tough start that included six losses to nationally ranked teams, the Seahawks of Lamar State College Port Arthur are flying high since their Christmas break.
Freshman guard Kanntrell Burney hit a season-high five 3-pointers Saturday and led Lamar State to an 87-66 win over Jacksonville College with 23 points and eight rebounds.
The win at the Carl Parker Center improved the Seahawks to 6-6 in Region 14 play, 12-11 overall. The team's eighth win in the 11 games they've played since the end of the fall semester pushed Burney and company over .500 for the first time since Nov. 8.
"We're starting to jell a little bit. The confidence is there and we're playing good basketball," LSCPA Coach Lance Madison said. "I'm proud of the guys."
Jacksonville's Jaguars, dropping to 4-8, 11-10, were led by Nicholas Gazelas with 17 points.
The Seahawks look to continue their upward climb Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they play at Blinn College in Brenham. The next Seahawk home game is at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, against Victoria College.