It was another split decision for Kilgore College’s basketball programs Wednesday night, with the Rangers taking their second straight win, once again on the road, and the Lady Rangers losing at Tyler Junior College.
Coach Brian Hoberecht’s Rangers beat Jacksonville College, 76-65, while TJC beat KC’s ladies, 79-44.
Both teams are home today – the Lady Rangers will face Trinity Valley at 2 p.m., and the Rangers get their first home game in a while. They’ll host Bossier Parish at 4.
The men have a busy few days. After today, they’ll visit Bossier Parish – yes, the same team they face today – on Sunday, again at 4, and then Wednesday, they play at Tyler Junior College at 7.
The Lady Rangers are busy, too: today’s game against Trinity Valley, a non-conference game at home against club team the 903 Elite on Monday at 6:30. They’re off Wednesday, and play at home next Saturday against Paris, a 2 p.m. start. That’s the Lady Rangers’ regular season finale.
KC 76, Jacksonville 65 (men): The Rangers ran their road record to 6-2 this season, with this second straight win. KC is 11-5 on the season, all in the Region XIV Conference, and they’re fourth in the conference standings behind Trinity Valley, Navarro, and Panola, with four games left in the regular season.
Kenan Mitchell led Jacksonville College with 20 points. He also had six rebounds and a steal. Phillip Washington added 18 and Jerry Boston Jr. had 12.
JC took 19 three-pointers and hit just seven, and they were 8-of-16 from the free throw line, just 50 percent.
TJC 79, KC 44 (women): This loss cooled off the Lady Rangers, who had won three of their last four before a forgettable trip Wednesday to TJC’s Wagstaff Gymnasium.
KC is 8-11 on the season overall, but 6-8 in conference play. They’re sixth in the conference standings – Trinity Valley, Saturday’s opponent, is the conference leader, at 10-2. TJC is second, then Blinn and Panola, and all three of them are each 9-3.
Paris is 6-6, and then KC at 6-8.
At Tyler, no KC player had more than 11 points. That’s what Jada Hood had, to go with three rebounds and two assists. Kerrighan Dunn had 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
Rahmena Henderson had seven points, three rebounds and three assists, and Tara Green had six points.
Deborah Ogayemi had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Apache Ladies. Taryn Willis had 14 points and eight rebounds. Nala Hemmingway had nine points, four rebounds, and four assists. Clara Rotich had eight points and seven rebounds, and Nadechka Laceen had just six points, but had four rebounds and blocked four shots.