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Lady Rangers stay unbeaten in conference play

Home Friday vs. Jacksonville College; Rangers host Lee College tonight

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Kilgore College’s Lady Rangers, led by coach Anna Nimz, are off to a 3-0 start in Region XIV Conference play, having most recently dispatched of visiting Coastal Bend, 83-71, on Saturday.

As a result, the Lady Rangers are 8-2 overall, but 3-0 in conference play, and only Angelina College can match that.

KC’s ladies have one more game before taking the long break. They’ll be home Friday at 5:30 p.m. to host Jacksonville College (1-2).

KC’s men are also 8-2 overall, but are 1-1 in conference play, having dropped their road game at Jacksonville over the weekend, 66-63. Coach Brian Hoberecht’s Rangers also have just one game left before the break; they’ll host Lee College Saturday at 7.

KC 83, Coastal Bend 71 (ladies): Four Lady Rangers hit double figures in scoring against CBC on Wednesday. Richelle Velez led the way with 17 points, and was perfect, 4-of-4, from the free throw line. Jade Thurmon was right behind, with 16 points. Thurmon had six rebounds, four assists and five steals.

Courtney Parramore and Alicia Mardis also each had 10 points; Mardis led KC on the boards with 14, and added a blocked shot.

Paula Esteban scored nine. Alexus Moore and Tyra Cormier each had eight points; Cormier had five rebounds. Patience Idoko had three points, and Alex Strawhorn had two.

Darias Whittington and Samantha Atkinson-Roach each had 17 for Coastal Bend.

KC hit 42 percent of its shots (30-of-71) in the contest.

Jacksonville College 66, KC 63 (men): The Rangers actually led at the half, by 13 points (40-27), but couldn’t get things going offensively, netting just 23 points in the second half.

Davon Newton led KC with 12 points. Malachi Davidson and Demiere Brown each had 11. Chad Bowie had nine, and Tavion Atkinson and Darian Grays each had six. Lansana Nwosu and Daytone Jennings each had three, and Samory Gueye had two.

Atkinson had eight rebounds; Brown, Jennings and Newton each had six. Bowie had four assists; Brown and Atkinson each blocked two shots. Newton was 4-of-5 from the line.

Jacksonville College’s Tylin Lockett had 16 and Lenny Pradia had 15. Lockett also had seven rebounds.

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