#4 Parkland Drops Regular Season Finale

March 3rd, 2018

The #4 Parkland Men’s Basketball team was outscored 19-11 over the final seven minutes Saturday as they dropped a disappointing 71-62 decision to Lincoln Land.  The Cobras loss, couple with John Wood’s 81-76 overtime win at Lincoln, gives the Blazers the M-WAC title and the #1 seed in the Region 24 tournament. The defeat dropped the Cobras into the #3 seed where they will once again take on Lincoln Land this Friday night at 6:00 at Danville Area CC. Parkland must win three games in three days to earn their third consecutive trip to Nationals.

The visiting Loggers gained confidence early as they jumped out to a 16-8 lead. PC would claw back and take their first lead of the game at 20-19 on a Jordache Mavunga three with 8:46 before half.  The two teams would exchange baskets for the remainder of the half as Lincoln Land took a 31-29 lead into intermission. LLCC would again start quickly as Trace Gentry drained three 3’s to push the lead to 44-35 with 15:02 remaining. PC would answer back and go on an 11-0 run to Myles Simmons would score 7 of the 11 points and give the Cobras the lead at 46-44 with 10:45 to go. The Cobras trailed just 56-54 with 5:29 left on the clock but Lincoln Land would score the next 10 points, giving them a double digit lead with just 2:09 to go in the game, and PC would get no closer than the final margin of defeat.

Lincoln Land won the contest by outshooting the Cobras 45% to 36%. The Loggers were especially effective from behind the arc where they hit 10-21 to just 2-15 for the Cobras.  Lincoln Land had 14 assists on the afternoon to just 6 for Parkland. Gentry was the star for the Loggers as he scored 21 points, as he went 7 of 11 from behind the three-point line. D’Arron Owens had a big second half as he finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.  Jerrid Cosby added 13 points while DJ Doolin had 11 boards.  Three players finished in double figures for Parkland as Marcus Latham had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Myles Simmons added 14 points and Quin Nottingham tossed in 10.

Final M-WAC Standings:

John Wood       8-2

Danville              7-3

Parkland            7-3

Lincoln                5-5

Illinois Central 2-8

Lincoln Land     1-9

00:0000:00

Cobras Avenge Earlier Loss by Knocking Off John Wood

February 24th, 2018

The #4 Parkland Men used a strong team effort Saturday afternoon as they pulled away from #20 John Wood 72-57 in an important M-WAC and Region 24 showdown.  The win, coupled with Danville’s win at Lincoln Land, leaves the Cobras, Jaguars, and John Wood in a three-way tie with two games to play.

Playing in front of a big Hall of Fame Day crowd, PC jumped out quickly as they took an early 15-7 lead and extended it to 23-11 at the 10:45 mark. John Wood would claw back to within four at 29-25 with 1:15 til half but the Cobras would score the final four points to take an eight point lead into intermission.  The Cobra lead would stay between 7 and 12 points for most of the half until the Blazers would close to just five at 53-48 with just 6:24 to go.  From there Isaiah Curry made an old-fashioned three-point play and Jalen Addison knocked down a three to extend the lead to 59-48 and PC would pull away down the stretch.

Parkland shot 46% on the day to just 38% for John Wood. The Cobras were particularly effective at the line as they made 15-17 to just 11-22 for JWCC.  Four players finished in double figures for PC with Marcus Latham leading the way with 17 points.  Isaiah Curry added 15 points and 8 rebounds, DeVonte’ Daniels added 11 points and 6 boards, while Jalen Addison came off the bench to score 10.  

Parkland is now (21-5 6-2) while John Wood drops to (18-10 6-2).  The Cobras will travel to Danville (22-5 6-2) on Wednesday night for a 7:30 showdown with the rival Jaguars.Parkland will close out the regular season with a  home game against Lincoln Land. The Blazers will be at home on Wednesday night against ICC before finishing at Lincoln.

00:0000:00

Parkland Takes Down ICC in Big Region 24 Contest

February 21st, 2018

The Parkland Men celebrated a six spot move up the rankings Wednesday, as they pulled away for an 82-70 win over a scrappy Illinois Central squad. PC was ranked #4 this week after coming in at #10 in the previous NJCAA D-II poll. The victory sets up a Saturday afternoon showdown with league leading John Wood. The Blazers currently have a one game lead over both Parkland and Danville with three games to play. 

The game was a back and forth affair early, as PC would break from a 23-23 tie to take a 30-23 lead with 5:45 remaining. The Cobras would push the lead to as many as twelve at 41-29, but ICC closed out the half scoring the final five points and PC took a 41-34 lead into halftime.  ICC would start the 2nd like they finished the first and eventually cut the PC lead to 48-46 with 14:35 to go before the Cobras would go on an impressive 16-2 run to take control of the game. Quin Nottingham came off the bench and drained three 3’s during the stretch to push the lead to 64-48 with 11:33 remaining.  The Cougars would close the gap to just six at 73-67 with 3:45 left in the game but Jordache Mavunga and Marcus Latham would hit 4 consecutive free throws to seal the win.

Nottingham paced the Cobras with 20 points while Marcus Latham added 18 points, 7 board, and 3 assists. Mavunga also finished in double figures with 16 points. Isaiah Curry grabbed 11 boards while Darin Bellinger (8 points 6 rebounds) and Dirk Jordan (5 points 7 rebounds) both gave the Cobras some key minutes off the bench.  The Cobras shot 45% on the night from the field and made 21-27 from the line. PC also outrebounded the Cougars 42-35. PC had to overcome a career night from ICC’s Ian Milstadt who had 33 points and chased down 9 rebounds. 

Parkland earned their 20th win of the season to improve to (20-4 6-2) and take on John Wood (18-9 8-1) at 3:00 on Saturday in Champaign as part of Hall of Fame Saturday. Induction ceremonies will take place at halftime of the Men’s game.

00:0000:00

#8 DACC Holds On To Win over #6 Parkland

February 7th, 2018

The Parkland Men’s Basketball team had three shots at a win in the final seconds Wednesday, but could not get the shot to go down, as they lost to rival Danville 67-66 in Champaign.  The Cobras trailed 67-63 with less than a minute to go but Quin Nottingham was fouled on a three-point attempt with 39.1 remaining. The Centennial grad sank all three shots to cut the Jaguar lead to one and after a DACC missed shot, PC had the ball with a chance to win but for the second straight game lost by a single tally.

Nottingham led the Cobras with 17 points off the bench while Isaiah Curry had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Devonte Daniels also had 11 in the loss.  Jordan Gary led DACC with 16 points while Antoine Devine added 14 and Lavelle Smith added 11.  The Jaguars shot 49% for the game to just 38% for PC. The Cobras controlled the boards 39-28 and were able to stay close due to DACC making just 11 of 22 free throws. 

Danville improves to (19-3 4-0) with the win while the Cobras drop to (16-4 2-2). PC will return to action on Saturday night with a 7:30 game at Rend Lake.

00:0000:00

Cobras Trail at half but Rally to take down Cavaliers

November 30th, 2017

Devonte’ Daniels hit back to back three’s and Marcus Latham made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch, to help the Parkland Men’s Basketball team pull away for an 84-77 win over visiting Kankakee.  The win moves the Cobras to (7-1) while NJCAA D-1 Kankakee drops to (2-5).

The game did not start well for the Cobras as the Cavaliers hit 8 of their first 10 shots to grab an early 17-7 lead.  PC would scratch and claw back into the contest and trailed just 43-42 at the break despite KCC shooting 63% in the half.  PC would score the first points of the second half to grab their first lead but KCC would rally and led 66-62 with just 4:03 remaining.  From that point it was all Cobras as they outscored the Cavs 22-11 to close out the win. Marcus Latham cut the deficit to one with an old-fashioned three-point play and after a KCC turnover, Latham would make 1-2 at the line to tie the contest at 66. PC would force another turnover and Daniels drilled a three to put PC up by three with 2:30 to go.  After Daizon Scott knocked down a couple of free throws to cut the lead back to one. Daniels would hit another three and added a two-point field goal follwoing another KCC turnover. Leading 74-68 with 1:18 left on the clock, Latham would make 6-6 at the charity stripe in the final minute and Myles Simmons added a pair of free throws to seal the victory. 

Latham was one of five Cobras in double figures as he finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Simmons tossed in 15 points while Dirk Jordan and Isaiah Curry each had 12.  Daniels finished with 10 points, eight  of them coming in a 1:21 stretch late in the contest.  KCC was led by Christian Jacob who had 17 points and Micah Rosser and Daizon Scott each with 16.  The game was won at the free throw line as the Cobras made 19-24 (79%) to just 11-21 (52%) for the Cavs. PC also won the battle of the boards 33-25 and forced 13 second half turnovers.

Parkland will return to action this Sunday at the St. Louis Shootout host at the Forest Park campus of St. Louis CC.  The Cobras will take on St. Louis starting at Noon.  

00:0000:00

Second Half Comeback Propels Parkland to Victory

November 19th, 2017

The Parkland Men's Basketball team, undefeated on the season, would host another unbeaten team in the Lake Land Lakers.  Although Lake Land would lead at the half, Parkland would lock down defensively and win the game 91-79.  Marcus Latham would lead the way for the Cobras with 23 points.

00:0000:00

Cobras Blow Past Rend Lake in Second Half to take Home Opener

November 8th, 2017

After a pair of nail biting victories, the Cobras were able to relax a little bit in this one. After leading by just two at the break, PC outscored visiting Rend Lake 45-23 in the second half as they pulled away for an impressive 83-59 victory over Rend Lake.  The win moves PC to (3-0 1-0) while Rend Lake drops to (1-2 1-2).

The Cobras jumped out to an early 28-13 lead but poor shooting by PC and some late three’s by Rend Lake cut the margin to just two at halftime.  After the Warriors tied the game with a pair of free throws early in the second half, the #10 Cobras went on a 11-0 run sparked by a pair of three’s by Jordache Mavunga to give PC a 49-38 lead with 16:41 remaining.  Rend Lake would score the next four points to cut the deficit to seven but PC would then go on a 13-0 run to push the lead to 62-42 with just over ten minutes remaining.  The Warriors would get no closer than 17 the rest of the way as PC cruised to the 24 point win.

Mavunga had a double-double with 21 points and 10 boards as he was 8-13 from the field including 5-10 from behind the arc.  Quin Nottingham came off the bench to add 14 as he was a perfect 6-6 from the line and also had 4 boards and 3 steals. Marcus Latham had 13 points and 4 assists while Isaiah Curry was big off the bench with 12 points and 5 rebounds.  PC shot 43% for the game but 52% (12-23) from three point range and also made 15-18 at the line.  Turnovers were a big part of the victory as they forced the Warriors into 25 while only having 12 of their own. PC also had 15 assists to just 7 for RLC.   Rend Lake was led by Ike Okwara who had 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Parkland will return to action this Saturday afternoon when they host Lincoln Trail (1-2) starting at 3:00.   

00:0000:00

Cobras Start Hot and Run By pima

March 24th, 2017

The Parkland Men came out firing on Friday, knocking down nine treys in the opening half, as they built a 51-33 half time lead on the way to a 104-90 win over Pima CC of Arizona. The victory improves the Cobras to (29-3) and they will take on Grand Rapids CC at 2:00 Saturday in the 5th place game.

After a couple of poor shooting performances, PC came out hot as they shot 54% in the opening 20 minutes, building an early double digit lead. The lead would grow to as many as 25 in the second half as PC took advantage of a pair of technical fouls to grow the lead to 66-41 with 15 minutes remaining. The second half would be a foul plagued affair with the two teams combining to shoot 50 free throws. Fortunately, PC would make 26-33 in the second half as the Aztecs could get no closer than 14 the rest of the way.

Four Cobras finished in double figures as Cornelius McIntosh led the way with 17 points and 7 boards, as he went 8-10 at the line. Terrion Howard was 3-3 in the first half from behind the arc and finished with 11 while Courtez Dixon and Jarret Olson each had 10 points. Luke Beesley added 9 points, 7 boards, and 3 assists while the trio of Joe Larry, Rhony Mouliom, and March Latham all had 9 points as well. Pima had six guys in double figures with Alize Travis pacing the attack with 18.

00:0000:00

Cobras Can’t hold on late and drop tough game to richard bland college

March 23rd, 2017

On a night where the Parkland Men left it all out on the court, it was a run of missed opportunities that doomed the Cobras as they dropped a heartbreaking 71-65 game to Richard Bland CC of Virginia. The loss sends the Cobras into a 1:00 game on Friday against Pima CC of Arizona. The Aztecs lost an 81-75 decision to #1 SW Iowa earlier on Thursday.

After a quick start, that saw the Cobras take a 14-12 lead with 11:33 to go in the opening half, RB went on a 19-7 run to grab a 10 point lead at 31-21 with 5:09 remaining. PC would cut the margin to four only to see the Statesmen convert a three-point play with 0.1 left to push the lead to 39-32 at the break. The margin remained close due to outstanding free throw shooting that saw the Cobras make 17-20 in the half.  Richard Bland dominated in every other aspect as they out shot PC 62% to 26% and controlled the boards 19-8.

The Cobras would come out with all of the energy in the second half as they grabbed the lead at 45-44 with 15:41 to go.  Parkland would extend the lead to 54-50 with 10:46 but a a string of seven straight scoreless possessions (3 turnovers, 3 missed shots, and a missed 1-1) kept PC from extending their lead.  

A Grant Gibson three and Luke Beesley lay-up gave the Cobras their biggest lead of the game at 59-53 at the 6:44 mark and PC still had a four point lead at 63-59 with 4:50 left after Chelby Frazier made a pair of free throws. From there, PC missed three golden opportunities to extend their lead but came up empty.  The Statesmen would eventually take advantage, as they made 1 of 2 free throws and got a rebound bucket to cut the lead to 63-62 with 2:35 left. 

After another Cobra miss, Bland followed with a Jaquan Mooten bucket to give them their first lead since the 13:50 mark.  The Cobras missed a long three and Myles Markland made a shot to extend the lead to 66-63 with 1:05 remaining.  Cornelius McIntosh's lay-up with 55.8 got the Cobras back within one but Wooten would score again and PC would turn the ball over forcing the Cobras to foul and send the Statesmen to the line. They were able to make 3-4 free throws  in the final 30 seconds, while PC could not connect from the field, as RB secured the victory. 

Luke Beesley continued his outstanding post-season play as he finished with 14 points, 6 boards, and 3 assists before fouling out with 1:50 to go. Cornelius McIntosh and Chelby Frazier both finished with 10 points apiece.  Richard Bland was led by Deandre Clark with 17 and Gevon Arrington with 16. Bland shot 52% for the game to 38% for the Cobras and dominated the glass 35-21. PC stayed close by forcing 22 turnovers and making 23 of 29 free throws. 

00:0000:00

Cobra Men Begin Nationals With Come from Behind Win

March 21st, 2017

The Parkland College Men overcame a dismal shooting night on Tuesday to rally for a 62-54 win over Johnson County CC of Kansas. The victory moves PC on to a 6:00 Thursday night game against the winner of Tuesday nights' last game between Richard Bland VA./Cincy State.  

The Cobras over came 33% shooting by forcing 16 turnovers while committing just 5 of their own. PC also made 13-16 free throws in the second half and 19-23 for the game. The game was tied at 26-26 at the half as Luke Beesley carried the Cobras making 6 of 8 shots while the rest of the team made just 4 of 23. 

The 2nd half could not have started any worse as PC was assessed a technical at the end of the first half and the Cavs scored the first seven points to take a 33-26 lead. JCJC led 45-38 with 8:37 to go before PC went on a 12-0 run to take a 50-45 lead. Marcus Latham and Cornelius McIntosh hit back to back three's to tie the contest and give the Cobras their first lead since 6-4. The Cobras would push the lead to eight with 1:11 left on a Terrion Howard lay-up.  Johnson County would close the gap to four with 28.4 remaining buy McIntosh made four straight free throws to seal the win. 

Luke Beesley had another double-double for PC with 16 points and 11 rebounds while McIntosh had 15 and Howard 13.  David Turner led the Cavs with 15 points and 12 boards. The Cobras now stand (28-3) after their 22nd straight win and will get Wednesday off before making their 2nd straight appearance in the NJCAA D-II Elite Eight. 

00:0000:00

Frazier Buries Jaguars With Late Basket

March 1st, 2017

Chelby Frazier’s 5 footer with 1.4 seconds left on the clock, helped the #7 Parkland Basketball team to an exciting 63-61 win over rival Danville to keep their winning streak alive at 18 games. Danville was able to get off a last second three-point shot but Jordan Gray’s attempt fell short as PC held on for the win.

The game was a back and forth affair with neither team leading by more than six points during the contest.  The Cobras led for most of the first half but DACC made a late run and took a 28-27 lead into intermission. After PC’s Terrion Howard hit a three to start the second half, DACC would score the next points to take a 34-30 lead.  The Jaguars would take their biggest lead at 54-49 with 8:05 left before PC would regain the lead with a 7-0 run. Luke Beesley made his lone basket of the game to cut the lead to three before Cortez Dixon hit a three to tie the contest with 6:30 to go.  Devonte Daniels would give PC their first lead  since the opening seconds of the second half as he scored with 4:50 to go.

DACC would tie the game with a pair of free throws but Frazier and Jarret Olson would make 3 of 4 at the line to give Parkland a 59-56 lead. DACC would not go away as Vakemeyus Davis hit his only three point attempt of the game to tie the score at 59 with 2:20 left.  Both teams would have their chances to score but it was Parkland’s Cornelius McIntosh who gave PC the lead again at 61-59 with 1:15 remaining.  After both teams failed to score on their next possession, Danville’s DeShawn Wilson was fouled with 15.1 left and sank both free throws to tie the game again. After a timeout, PC held for the final shot and Frazier calmly drove in for the game winner. It was Frazier’s second game winner of the season as he did the same in an overtime win at Lincoln.

Courtez Dixon and Cornelius McIntosh each scored 13 points to pace PC while Frazier finished with 12.  Davis led DACC and all scorers with 22 points and 10 boards.  Jordan Gary finished with 15 for the Jaguars. PC won despite being outshot and outrebounded by DACC. The Jaguars shot 48% to just 39% for the Cobras, made 87% of their free throws to 55% for PC, and grabbed 34 boards to 26. The Cobras won the game by making 11 three’s to just two for DACC while turning the ball over just 8 times. 

The Cobras (24-3 9-0) will try to wrap up an unblemished conference season when they travel to Lincoln Land for their regular season finale at 3:00 Saturday in Springfield.  DACC drops to (14-12 3-6) and will host ICC in their last regular season game.

00:0000:00

Latham’s Three Stuns John Wood

February 25th, 2017

Marcus Latham hit an off-balance three with just over a second to go Saturday, to help the Parkland Men’s Basketball team steal a 71-70 victory at John Wood on Saturday in Quincy.  The win earns the Cobras their third consecutive M-WAC title and clinches them the #1 seed in the Region 24 Tournament in March.  The Cobras have won 17 straight games and have two regular season contests remaining.

 

John Wood led the game 36-34 at the half as they hit 5-8 shots from behind the arc to grab the lead just before intermission. The contest was a back and forth affair throughout as there were 15 lead changes and 14 ties. Parkland’s Terrion Howard would hit a pair of free throws after a technical on Wood’s Gabe McKenzie to tie the contest but Wood would regain the lead at 68-66 on two Danilo Ranger free throws with 24.8 left. PC would tie the contest again as Latham his two free throws of his own with 18.5 remaining but PC would foul again and McKenzie hit both of his shots to give the Blazers the lead.  After a time out, PC pushed the ball down court and Latham knocked down the shot from near the top of the arc to send the Cobras on to victory.

 

Latham came off the bench to lead a trio of players with 14 points.  He was joined by Terrion Howard and Courtez Dixon as the three accounted for 42 of Parklands’s 71 points on the afternoon.   Larry Plummer had 18 points to lead John Wood while McKenzie added 14 and Ranger 12.   The Cobras were outshot 48.1% to 40.0% and were out rebounded 39-30. They won the game by making 11-12 free throws and committing just 7 turnovers compared to 15 for John Wood.

 

Parkland improves to (23-3 8-0) with the win and will wrap up the home portion of their season on Wednesday night when they host Danville Area (13-11 3-5).  John Wood drops to (16-11 4-4) with the loss. 

 

00:0000:00

Fifteen Wins in a row As Parkland Outlasts Lincoln

February 18th, 2017

The #7 Parkland Men’s Basketball team was pushed to the limit on Saturday as visiting Lincoln put up a valiant effort, but the Cobras prevailed with an 87-79 win. The victory was the Cobras 15th straight as they improve to (21-3 and 6-0). Lincoln dropped to (14-11 2-4) with the loss. The Lynx have now lost

 

The game could not have gotten off to a faster start as the Cobras came out on fire hitting 11 of their first 12 shots. Lincoln was just as hot, draining eight three pointers in the opening ten minutes, to grab a 26-23 lead.  With the game tied at 39, Jarret Olson came off the bench to hit back to back three’s of his own and PC would take a 45-41 lead into intermission. 

 

PC still led 57-55 with 11:47 remaining but two straight buckets by the Lynx game them a 60-57 lead with 11:11 left.  Olson would respond with another three to tie the contest only to see the Lynx drill a three of their own. The game would go back and forth and was tied at 67 with 7:52 left before Luke Beesley hit a pair of free throws, Marcus Latham hit a runner down the lane, and Beesley converted a lay-up to give the Cobras a six point lead. Lincoln, who the Cobras rallied to beat in overtime earlier this season, would not go away and used two more three’s to knot the contest at 73 with 3:58 to go.  From that point on, Terrion Howard made 3 of 4 free throws and Grant Gibson scored to give the Cobras a 78-73 lead and PC made 7 of 8 from the line down the stretch to capture the win.

 

Olson had his best game as a Cobra as he came off the bench to score a game high 23 points as he drained 6 of 8 three’s and grabbed five boards. Luke Beesley had his best game of the season as well as the Central graduate scored 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting while chasing down 12 boards and blocking three shots.  Terrion Howard finished with 11 points as he made 9-10 from the line in the second half. Corneilus McIntosh and Marcus Latham both added 8 points as the Cobras shot 56.8 from the field for the game. PC shot 59% from the field in the second half and won the battle of the boards 33-30.  Lincoln had three players in double figures as Isaiah Nelson finished with 21 points, 18 in the second half, to lead the Lynx.  Justin Parker scored 19, but only 5 after the break before fouling out and Trayvon Tyler scored 13, all in the first half.

 

Parkland will hit the road this week for two tough contests as they travel to ICC on Wednesday night and to John Wood on Saturday afternoon.

00:0000:00

Cobras on Fire as They Roll Illinois Wesleyan JV

February 14th, 2017

The #7 Parkland Men were firing on all cylinders Tuesday night as they shot past the Illinois Wesleyan JV 108-58 to win their 20th game of the season and their 14th straight.  The Cobras shot a sizzling 59.4% from the field including 12-18 from three-point land.  PC also made 14-15 from the free throw line and committed just three turnovers while handing out 17 assists.

 

Nobody was hotter that Centennial graduate Terrion Howard who scored 26 points on the night as he made 10 of 11 shots. Howard was especially effective in the first half as he scored 19 points nailing all seven of his shots. Joining him in double figures was Grant Gibson who had 15 points while Rholy Mouliom and Joe Larry came off the bench to add 14 and 13 points respectively.  Courtez Dixon and Luke Beesley just missed scoring in double digits with 9 points apiece and Jarret Olson finished with 8.  Mark Flaotico led Wesleyan with 13 points.

 

The game was never in doubt as PC hit their first six shots and raced out to a 17-8 lead and took a 51-33 lead into intermission. The Cobras led 80-50 with 8:55 remaining before going on a 20-2 run to hit the century mark with 4:51 remaining.

 

Parkland (20-3 5-0) will return to action this Saturday when they host Lincoln College (13-10 2-3) starting at 3:00.  The Cobras rallied to beat the Lynx 62-60 in overtime earlier this season.

00:0000:00

Parkland Cruises By Loggers For 13th Straight Win

February 11th, 2017

The #9 Parkland Men’s Basketball team used a 22-2 run to start the second half Saturday to help the Cobras run by visiting Lincoln Land 75-55 on Hall of Fame Day at Parkland.  The Cobras led just 31-27 at half, but the run pushed the lead to 53-29 with 11:45 remaining and the Loggers would get no closer than 18 the rest of the way.

 

The game certainly didn’t start out like a Parkland runaway as the Cobras were ice cold making just 2 of their first 14 shots to fall behind 14-5.  The Cobras still trailed 21-12 with 6:28 to go before half, but finished on a 19-6 run to grab the lead at intermission.  Terrion Howard sparked the Cobras second half run as he scored nine straight points to push a seven point Cobra lead to sixteen at 45-29.  Howard knocked down a pair of three’s, drove in for a short basket, and made 1 of 2 free throws to put PC in control.

 

As is often the case with the Cobras, balance was the key as 12 of the 13 players who played in the contest scored.  Cornelius McIntosh was a perfect 5-5 from the field and 4-4 from the line to lead the way with 16 points.  Howard was the only other Cobra in double figures with 12.  Luke Beesley had another solid performance with 8 points, 8 boards, and 3 blocked shots.  Devonte Daniels came off the bench to score 8 points and chase down 5 rebounds and Marcus Latham added 7 points.  The Cobras shot 49% for the contest, including 58% from inside the arc. Parkland also cleaned up on the glass winning the battle of the boards 33-20 allowing the Loggers just two offensive rebounds.  Lincoln Land was led by D’Aaron Owens who had 16 points and Jerrid Cosby who added 10. 

 

The victory, the Cobras 13th straight, improves their record to (19-3 5-0) and gives the Cobras a two game lead in the M-WAC at the midway point.  Parkland will try and earn their 20th victory of the season on Valentine’s Day night as they host the Illinois Wesleyan JV starting at 6:00.  The Loggers drop to (14-8 1-4) on the season.

00:0000:00