Jacksonville College sweeps KC men, women on the road

JACKSONVILLE, TX -- The Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars slipped past the Lady Rangers by one point, 77-76, and the KC men were defeated 79-60 by the Jacksonville men in a double-header Jan. 9.

Lady Jaguars 77, Lady Rangers 76

The Lady Rangers struggled most of the game to make shots, shooting only 38 percent from the field in an eventual one-point loss on the road at Jacksonville College.  

The Lady Jags didn't shoot much better, hitting only 44 percent of their shots, but had a much better free throw percentage of 85 percent (22-of-26) compared to KC's 67 percent (18-of-27).

It was back-and-forth most of the game with eight lead changes and four ties.

KC tied it up 76-76 late in the game, but was called for a foul with a three seconds left to put Jacksonville at the free throw line.  Jacksonville hit one-of-two free throws to win the game by one point after a long desperation three-pointer at the end of the game was no good for KC.

Kilgore was led in scoring by freshman Lauren Carroll with 21 points.  She also had 9 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals.

Four other players were in double figures for KC with Dominique Thomas scoring 15 points and Aliyah Bernard, who was 4-of-8 from behind the three point line, with 14 points.  Lyrik Williams and Adrianna Edwards scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.

With the loss, the Lady Rangers drop to 10-6 overall and 4-3 in Region XIV play.  They will travel Wednesday, Jan. 13, to play Bossier Parish Community College.  Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

Jaguars 79, Rangers 60

The Jacksonville College Jaguars built a 17-point lead going into halftime, up 42-25, and never gave up the sizeable lead in the second half, winning 79-60.

KC struggled from the field most of the game, only hitting 33 percent of its shots from the field (17-of-51).  KC only missed 7 free throws, an improvement from previous games, knocking down 23-of-30 attempts.

Ndene Gueye led all scorers with 20 points and eight rebounds.  Antonio Moore added 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Jaleel Wheeler scored 12 points.  Jordan Martin came off the bench to score 9 points.

With the loss, the KC men drop to 12-5 overall and 2-5 in Region XIV play.  

The Rangers' next game is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Bossier Parish Community College.