Seahawks share the ball, 117-70 team win

basketball player goes up for a shot above defenders' attempting to block it.
Clarence Mitchell scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots against the Pirates.


The Seahawks combined to shoot 66.3 percent from the floor and dish out 48 assists on 53 baskets in Saturday's 117-70 win over Victoria College at the Carl Parker Center.

Sophomore Devaughn Thomas, a 6-7 forward out of Lafayette Comeaux High School, scored 25 points and missed one shot all night – hitting on eight dunks, three of them highlight-reel alley-oops – and West Orange-Stark freshman Terron Brown responded to his first start with 20 points of his own and a team-high seven rebounds.

Ferontay Brooks, another Seahawk soph out of Lafayette Comeaux, dished out 10 assists while Port Arthur sophomore Darion Chatman and Beaumont freshman Byron Arceneaux finished with five assists each.

The win over the winless Pirates keeps LSCPA in prime position for a first-round bye in the Region 14 tournament, which will be March 5-9 in Shreveport. The Seahawks are 7-7 and second in the South Zone, 13-12 overall.

They play their next two games on the road, Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Coastal Bend College and Feb. 15 at Angelina College, and then have an open date on Feb. 19 before playing their next home game at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 against Lee College.

Lamar State's leading scorer for the season and in 13 of their 25 games, Thomas hit each of the 11 2-point field goals he tried against 0-18 Victoria and was 1 of 2 on 3-pointers.

"Devaughn is showing more and more confidence on the floor," Lance Madison, the Seahawk coach, said. "He's going to have to keep playing big for us to get where we want to go."

The Seahawks made 53 of the 80 shots they put up against the Pirates, who only suited up eight players and have no one on their roster taller than 6-2.

Lamar State outrebounded Victoria 47-14.

The Pirates' 5-foot-8 sophomore guard, Jacob Brown, is one of Region 14's top scorers and added 29 points to his totals Saturday.

Against the Pirates, Madison rotated his 14 players through each half, with the 6-foot-6 Brown, who had been the first "big" off the bench lately, replacing J'Son Brooks in the starting lineup. He played with the first and third line, the only one Saturday to play as much as 20 minutes of the 40-minute game.

The Seahawks led 52-28 at the half and by as much as 51 points, 113-62, with 1:55 left in the game.

Jamyus Jones was the third Seahawk to score in double figures, with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Beaumont sophomore Justince Vaughn scored 9 points and four players – Chatman, Brooks, Clarence Miller and Xavier Thomas – scored 8.