Josh Houston Memorial Tournament
Dylan Carroll scored 18 of his 24 points in the first quarter as Prairie View overwhelmed Tensas 64-29 Friday afternoon in the Josh Houston Memorial Tournament at River Oaks.
Taking charge early, the Spartans dashed to a 40-13 halftime advantage.
“This was the best game we've played all year,” said Prairie View coach Casey Coley. “We moved the ball around and played good defense. Good things happen when you do what you are supposed to do.”
Brandon Jacobs and Tyler Netherland netted 10 points apiece for the Spartans, Matt Reed chipped in six, Nathan Tarver five, and Riley Smith, Lucas Crockett and Hunter Carpenter three apiece.
Seth Brown accounted for the bulk of the Chiefs' offense with 22 points.
Prairie View (12-8) will play Jackson Prep on Friday at 5:15 p.m. and Madison-Ridgeland on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in the Jackson Academy Classic.
Prairie View 56, Tallulah 52
Brandon Jacobs scored eight of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as Prairie View rallied past Tallulah on Thursday afternoon.
Down 39-34 as the third quarter drew to a close, the Spartans outscored the Trojans 22-13 in the final period.
“We went full court man-to-man, forced some turnovers and got some easy layups,” Coley said.
“It also helped that we shot 87 percent from the free throw line.”
Prairie View led 9-8 at the end of the first quarter, before Tallulah tied the game at 24 heading into the break.
After shooting just 25 percent in the first half, the Spartans shot 40 percent for the game.
Jacobs was joined in the Prairie View scoring by Drake Wilmore with 13 points, Dylan Carroll with 11, Tyler Netherland with nine, Hunter Carpenter with six and Matt Reed with two.