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Lamar State drops heartbreaker to Blinn, 72-71

Seahawks upset at home by Blinn College

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Lamar State entered Wednesday night with a huge opportunity to move up the Region XIV standings, instead the Seahawks were left stunned with 72-71 loss against Blinn College.

The Buccaneers were lights out to start the game, taking a 13-2 lead over Lamar State. 

After settling down, the Seahawks would go on their own run. With under seven minutes left in the first half Lamar State was on top 24-20. 

Things tightened up in the second half with missed free throws coming back to haunt Port Arthur.

Trailing by 72-71 late in the action, it appeared Lamar State would go back on top. Instead Evan Palmquist missed a dunk opportunity.

After the Seahwk defense came up with a huge stop, Kanntrell Burney drew a foul to set up high drama in the final seconds.

Unfortunately Burney wasn't able to convert a one-and-one, allowing the Buccaneers to escape the Parker Center with a win. 

Palmquist led the Seahawks with 17 points, while Myron Washington pitched in with 14. 

Lamar State (12-8, 5-5) will travel to Lufkin Saturday to battle Angelina College, while Blinn (11-10, 4-6) visits Lee College.