CARTHAGE, Texas – No. 25 Blinn College men's basketball let a five-point halftime lead slip away as Panola College charged back to earn a 91-79 victory Wednesday night in Carthage.
The loss moves the Blinn record down to 10-2 overall and 2-2 in Region XIV play.
Blinn had everything going early on as the Buccaneers jumped out to a 20-9 lead and led for the entire first half. With a late 3-pointer, Blinn was able to grab a 43-38 lead at the break.
The second half didn't not start how Blinn would have liked as Panola shot out with an 8-0 run to take control of the game. The Buccaneers fought off a furious rally on Saturday, Dec. 5 against Paris Junior College but were unable to get the game under control against Panola.
Blinn did get within 61-55 with five minutes left to play but then Panola countered with a 6-0 run due to consecutive 3-pointers to regain the momentum and eventually earn the victory.
Blinn will be back in action Wednesday, Dec. 30 at home against Houston Community College at 6 p.m.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 32 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.