Both Kilgore College teams suffered tough Region XIV Conference losses at home on Saturday afternoon.
The KC Lady Rangers lost a one-pointer, 64-63, here at Masters Gymnasium to Paris Junior College, just KC’s second conference loss of the season, and in the second game of the doubleheader, the Rangers lost to Lamar-Port Arthur, 67-48.
The icy weather has thrown things up in the air somewhat, and Wednesday's game was moved twice before officials finally settled on playing the game Thursday. The Rangers will host Tyler Junior College Thursday at 4.
There has been no cancellation of the women's game; the Lady Rangers are scheduled to visit Panola College in Carthage at 5:30 p.m. today.
KC’s men are off this weekend; the Lady Rangers are slated to go to Angelina College in Lufkin on Saturday at 4.
Paris 64, KC 63 (women): A 14-0 run by Paris late in this contest lifted them to a big road win over the Lady Rangers, who are 5-2 in the conference, still one of the conference’s best teams.
KC couldn’t get over the hump late – Jade Thurmon hit a free throw to get KC within a point, but the Lady Rangers missed two layups in the final moments that would’ve given them the win.
Thurmon led KC with 23 points, and also had nine rebounds, six steals and six assists. Richelle Velez was held to seven points. Alex Strawhorn also scored seven. Patience Idoko had eight.
Lamar-Port Arthur 67, KC 48 (men): The Seahawks, a South Zone team, led at halftime and never trailed in the second half, as the Rangers couldn’t get closer than 11 points.
For the Rangers, Malachi Davidson led with 14 points. Demiere Brown and Davon Newton each had 11. Chad Bowie added eight, and Samory Gueye had four, a low-scoring outing for KC.
Brown had more rebounds than anyone, and he had five. He also blocked two shots. Davidson had four steals.
Travious Grubbs of Lamar-Port Arthur led all scorers with 18 points. He also had 11 rebounds. Teammate Kolbe Littlefield added 11.