Buccaneers fall short in closing minutes

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For 36 minutes Saturday night, the Blinn men’s basketball team controlled the game. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, Lamar State – Port Arthur controlled the final four minutes.
Lamar State upset the Buccaneers 71-68 at the Blinn P.E. Building.
“I thought our guys played well, we just came up short,” Blinn (13-8, 4-7 Region XIV) coach Scott Schumacher said.
Sophomore Macari Brooks drained a bucket to give the Bucs a 68-67 advantage with less than four minutes to play, but the Seahawks sparked a 4-0 run to end the game. The Bucs had a chance to regain the lead after Lamar State took the 69-68 go-ahead, but missed a pair of free throws.
“We battled the whole way,” Schumacher said.
After holding a 43-37 halftime lead, the Bucs went through a lull offensively in the second half that allowed the Seahawks to cut into the lead.
“We tried to drive inside, but their 7-foot post would block or alter our shots,” Schumacher said.
Brooks scored 27 points and Eddie Alcantara scored 14.
For more information on Blinn men’s basketball, visit www.buccaneersports.com.

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