The Kilgore College Rangers had won six in a row before heading to Lufkin to face Angelina College in the Region XIV Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
Unfortunately, KC came out on the losing end.
The Rangers dropped the game, 78-75 in overtime, to the Road Runners, but will get a rematch later in the season. The Lady Rangers finally lost a game over the weekend – they went 2-1 in a tournament at Midland, losing in the finals – and are on the road again after Thanksgiving.
Men: KC (6-2) is home twice this weekend: at 6 p.m. Friday in a rematch with Grayson College, and at 4 p.m. Saturday against CYM Prep. Those are both non-conference games, but conference play resumes Wednesday, here at Masters Gym, at 5:30 p.m. against Coastal Bend.
In the loss at Angelina, the game ended in regulation tied at 70 – the Runners outscored KC, 8-5, in a low-scoring OT period.
The loss overshadowed a good game from Cameron Gooden, who finished with 22 points, and from Rodrigue Andela, who had 17 points, 15 rebounds, and four blocked shots. Tyron McMillan added 16 points and four rebounds, and blocked two shots, and Michael Thomas scored 10.
Justin Davis had five, and D’Rell Roberts and Montrell Horsey each had two. Assane Ndiaye had a point.
Women: The Lady Rangers played in a tournament in Midland over the weekend and won their first two, knocking off a pair of nationally-ranked teams in the process, before falling to conference rival Trinity Valley in the finals of the tournament.
Coach Addie Lees’ Lady Rangers are 7-1, and play in a tournament at Collin College in Plano this weekend. They’ll play Seminole State Friday morning at 11, and then Collin College on Saturday at 1. The Lady Rangers haven’t played a home game yet; they’ll do that next Wednesday when they open conference play against Angelina that night at 7:30.
The Lady Rangers’ 80-65 win over Salt Lake was chronicled in Saturday’s News Herald; after that, KC beat Midland, 65-57, and then lost in the finals, as mentioned, to Trinity Valley, 80-50.
In the win over Midland, KC got 17 points and eight rebounds from Annilia Dawn; 15 points from Jada Hood; and 14 points and seven rebounds from Ireneshia Johnson. Alba Garcia Carmarena had eight points and Sarah Matthews had six, to go with seven rebounds.
In the loss to TVCC, Dawn had 15, but was the only Lady Ranger in double figures. She also had seven rebounds. Hood had eight points, and McKenze Brown and Matthews each had six.