Unlike a lot of spring sports, Kilgore College basketball was able to finish its season, and now, 10 KC basketball standouts are being honored in a myriad of ways.

Ironically, the honors are evenly split: five Rangers and five Lady Rangers were a part of some pretty good company this week, with the announcement of the Region XIV all-conference, all-region and all-academic teams.

From coach Addie Lees’ Lady Rangers, Ireneshia Johnson, a sophomore from Houston, was named to the first-teams on both the all-region and all-conference lists. Teammate Jada Hood, a freshman from Roseville, Minn., was named first-team all-conference, and Sarah Matthews, a freshman from Atlanta, Ga., was named honorable mention all-conference.

In addition, Alba Garcia Camarena, a sophomore from Barcelona, Spain, was named to the all-conference academic team, as was teammate Laraveun “Jazz” Randle, a sophomore from Rowlett.

KC went 22-9 on the season, and averaged 74.8 points per game. Johnson averaged right at 15 points per game, and Hood, 14.7. Matthews averaged 14.4 a game.

For coach Brian Hoberecht’s Rangers, Michael Thomas, a freshman from Lake Charles, La., was named first-team all-region; Rodrigue Andela, a sophomore from Cameroon, was also chosen first-team all-region; Cameron Gooden, a sophomore from Frisco, was chosen second-team all-region; and Tyron McMillan, a freshman from New Orleans, was named honorable mention all-region.

The Rangers finished up the season 21-9. They averaged 81.8 points a game. Gooden and Thomas each averaged 14.9 points a game, and Andela averaged 12.4 points, nine rebounds and two blocks a game.


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