They got a win before the snow iced everyone in.
That’s how the Kilgore College Lady Rangers finished up last week, dealing Coastal Bend a 85-65 loss in Region XIV Conference play here at Masters Gymnasium, putting another win for KC in the conference standings.
Things change, of course, now with the weather holding everyone back.
Tonight’s games are both off, for now. The Lady Rangers had been scheduled to travel to Brenham to face Blinn College, and the Rangers, who had to postpone a couple of games due to COVID-19 protocol, now have to postpone another, thanks to the ice and snow. They were scheduled to go to Bossier Parish tonight.
The Lady Rangers’ game has been moved to March 1, although a time has yet to be determined, and the men’s game at BPCC will be re-scheduled, but hasn’t yet, KC public information director Chris Craddock said.
Both teams are scheduled to host Tyler Junior College on Saturday – the women’s game tips off at 2 p.m., with the men to follow.
Back to that big Lady Rangers’ win over Coastal Bend. The Lady Cougars could do little early in the game, trailing 17-0 before finally getting on the scoreboard.
KC led 56-30 at the half and never looked back, getting its third straight win. Coach Addie Lees’ Lady Rangers are now 4-4 overall, but more importantly, 3-1 in conference play. Coastal Bend is winless, 0-7.
The Lady Rangers shot 34-of-69 in the game (right at 49 percent), went 5-of-14 from three-point range and 12-of-17 at the free throw line. They outrebounded Coastal, 44-25, and Coastal had 21 turnovers, not helping their cause.
For KC, Rahmena Henderson went off. Henderson had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Jada Hood had 19 points, six assists and two rebounds. Kerrighan Dunn had 15 points and five rebounds, and Tara Green had 13 points, nine rebounds and blocked two shots.
Also for KC, Vianey Galvan had eight points, five rebounds and five assists; Destinee Reyna and Maya Scheitel-Taylor each had four points – Scheitel-Taylor had four rebounds, as well.
Coastal Bend was led by Savanna Smith, who had 16 points, and by Cierra Zapata, who had 13. Smith had six rebounds. Hailey Riojas, who scored seven points, had five rebounds. Brianna Martinez had six points and three assists.
As for the Rangers, thanks to the COVID break and the snow, coach Brian Hoberecht’s team hasn’t played since Feb. 6, a home loss to Navarro. The Rangers are 4-2 overall and in conference (it’s a conference-only schedule for the men this season) and are scheduled to host rival TJC Saturday at 4 p.m.
After that, next Wednesday, it’s a trip to Victoria College for a 4 p.m. start.
KC has played three road games this season and has won them all. The Rangers are averaging 66 points, 37 rebounds and 15 assists per game.