February 23, 2007

Brown scores 31, but Memorial falls

Port Arthur Memorial entered the playoffs with a 29-5 record and a trip to the state tournament the goal, but the Dobie Longhorns had other ideas for how the Titans season would end on Thursday night. Dobie survived 20 points by J'Covan Brown in the first 12-minutes of the game playing 2-3 zone before switching to a box and one that proved to be too tough for Memorial. Dobie received a career-night from senior guard Warren Webb and hit timely three-pointers in the second half to pull away for a 63-54 win despite 31 points, six rebounds and six steals from Brown.

In the opening quarter, the game looked as though it would go the way of Port Arthur Memorial as Brown sliced up the Longhorns' 2-3 zone, scoring 12 points, grabbing three rebounds and recording two steals. Brown first scored on baseline drive and 12-foot jumper, followed with one of two from the line after a drive, hit a three and the Titans were off and running.

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