Seahawks soar over Bossier Parish

BOSSIER CITY – The Lamar State College-Port Arthur men's basketball team took a trip across the Sabine River and sank the Cavaliers of Bossier Parish Community College 96-62 in NJCAA Region XIV play Saturday afternoon.

The Seahawks improve their overall record to 13-2 overall and 4-1 in regional play while Bossier Parish falls to 2-12 overall and 1-4 in conference play. The Seahawks host Region XIV foe Navarro College on Wednesday night at the Parker Center in Port Arthur with tipoff at 7 p.m.

Croatian sophomore Ivan Jelencic led the Seahawks on offense for the second time in three games, scoring 16 points and completing a double-double with 12 rebounds against Bossier Parish.

"Ivan has gotten a lot stronger and a lot more confidence as the season has progressed," Seahawks Head Coach Lance Madison said. "Ivan wants to get better; he's a student of the game and a great teammate. He's going to be a heck of a player as he continues playing."

Jamaican sophomore Anthony Allen picked up 10 points with 11 rebounds and added four more blocks to his stats as he continues to lead the nation in that statistical category.

Tre Bennett, the season's leading scorer for the Hawks, hit for 15 points and sophomore D.J. Blanks scored 14, while sophomore Jamal Shabazz hit for 10 points and three rebounds.

The Seahawks shot better than 50 percent from the field, hitting 37 of 73 (.507) from the floor, including 11 of 24 from beyond the 3-point line, and 9 of 15 from the free throw line. Bossier Parish hit a dismal 22 of 70 from the field and 11 of 19 from the line.


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