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Rangers, Lady Rangers still unbeaten, win Sunday matinees

KC men home Friday and Saturday; ladies open conference play Tuesday at home vs. San Jacinto

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This time of year, you have to follow things closely, or you’ll miss something important.

And here’s what’s important in Kilgore College basketball so far: both the Rangers and Lady Rangers are still undefeated, a combined 9-0, through just a week or two into the 2017-18 season.

Coach Brian Hoberecht’s Rangers (4-0) will host a couple of non-conference games this weekend: they’ll be home Friday night at 6 p.m. against Lone Star College-Tomball; that’s a part of the annual KC Classic (Tyler actually plays here at 4 p.m. against Cedar Valley). The Rangers will also be home Saturday at 4, against Cedar Valley.

They were to play at home Tuesday night, following the deadline for this print edition of the News Herald, against Hill College. See how that game came out right now on kilgorenewsherald.com.

Over the weekend, the Rangers blasted Lone Star-Cy Fair, 83-60. The Lady Rangers, coached by Anna Nimz, are now 5-0, and also played a rare Sunday game, taking down Crowder College, 77-61.

KC’s ladies will start their Region XIV Conference schedule next Tuesday, Nov. 21, here at Masters Gym, hosting San Jacinto.

KC 83, Lone Star-Cy Fair, 60 (men): Six Rangers hit double figures in scoring against Lone Star-Cy Fair Sunday afternoon – Daytone Jennings had 16; Chad Bowie had 12; Darrian Grays and Demiere Brown each had 11; Davon Newton and Lansana Nwosu each had 10. Nwosu had 12 rebounds; Jennings had 10, and Samory Gueye had eight. Jennings also had two blocked shots.

KC led 42-25 at halftime and never trailed in the contest. Deandre Gatson led Cy Fair with 14 points.

KC 77, Crowder 61 (women): Like the KC men, the Lady Rangers never trailed in this win, and held Crowder to just 10 points in the first half.

For KC, Richelle Velez had 24 points; Jade Thurmon had 15; Hennesey Handy had nine; Alicia Mardis had eight, and 18 rebounds; Tyra Cormier had six; Courtney Parramore had three; and Danielle Meador and Patience Idoko each had two.

Handy had five assists, and Velez had four. Handy blocked two shots.

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