After about a week off, the Kilgore College Rangers weren’t rusty in a home win here at Masters Gymnasium Tuesday night.
And the Lady Rangers? It’s the non-conference schedule, but they’re still unbeaten, now 5-0.
Coach Brian Hoberecht’s Rangers beat Hill College, 86-66, in a rare Tuesday night game at Masters. The Rangers move to 3-1 overall, and are hosting their own mini-tournament of sorts, the Ranger Classic, this weekend.
KC plays Friday at 4 p.m. against Lone Star College-Tomball. Just before that, Tyler Junior College will take on Cedar Valley (at 2).
On Saturday, TJC plays LSC-Tomball at 2, and KC takes on Cedar Valley at 4.
The Rangers led Hill College, 42-25 at the break, got 35 points off their bench, and 30 points off 10 three-pointers.
Michael Thomas led KC with 24 points, and also had two assists, a blocked shot, a steal and three rebounds. Cameron Gooden had 15 points, six assists and two rebounds, and D’Rell Roberts and Montrell Horsey each had 11 points.
Rodrigue Andela had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists; Justin Davis had five points; Tyron McMillan and Stephen Morris each had four – McMillan had six rebounds. Jeremy Lefort had two points and three rebounds.
KC hit 35 of its 65 shots in the game.
Hill was led by Chris Murry, with 14 points, and Chase Lane and Amiri Waddell, with 12 each.
The Lady Rangers’ most recent game was a 101-35 win over the junior varsity from East Texas Baptist University, but KC is back in action Thursday at 3 p.m. in Midland at the Midland Women’s NIT, taking on Salt Lake City.
KC’s defense held ETBU to just 13 first-half points, and ETBU turned the ball over a whopping 41 times – the Lady Rangers finished with 29 steals as a team.
Sarah Matthews led the way with 27 points, and also had six rebounds. Ireneshia Johnson had 20 points, eight rebounds, and seven steals. Annilla Dawn had 18 points and six steals. Tara Kessner had 13 points, eight rebounds, five steals, and two blocked shots.
Jada Hood had nine points, as did McKenze Brown, who also had 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Alba Garcia Camarena had three points, three assists and five rebounds, and Kai Finister had two points, but also had seven rebounds.