KC men, women open up basketball seasons

The Kilgore College men and women opened up regular-season play Nov. 2-4 with KC improving to 3-0 and the Lady Rangers splitting two games at 1-1.

KC MEN: 3-0

The Kilgore College men opened up its season Nov. 2-3 in the Tyler Junior College Classic with two wins against Southwestern Christian College, 89-74, and Brookhaven College, 76-64.

Against SWCC, KC had four players in double figures with Demiere Brown scoring 21 points and six rebounds.

Newcomers Jairus Stevens and Jordyn Owens scored 13 points and 12 points, respectively.

Micheal Asante came off the bench to score 10 points and grab nine rebounds.

In the second game of the classic, KC upended Brookhaven College, 76-64, with four Rangers in double figures.

Brown led the way with 19 points and six rebounds.  Darrian Grays and Stevens were also in double figures 10 points and 16 points, respectively.

Rodrigue Tha Andela was also in double figures with 10 points.  Andela also had seven rebounds.

The KC men travel Friday, Nov. 9, to play Southern Arkansas University Tech.  Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. in Camden, Ark.

KC WOMEN: 1-1

The Lady Rangers traded leads the first three quarters with Seminole State Nov. 2, but a late surge by the Belles handed KC a season-opening loss, 71-59, at Masters Gymnasium in Kilgore.

KC had three players in double figures with Ta Shawnna Riggs and Emely Rosario both earning a double-double.  

Riggs had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Rosario had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

De'Jah Williford Kelley was also in double figures with 10 points and nine rebounds.

In its second game of the season Nov. 3, KC defeated Killeen Force, 85-52. KC had four players in double figures with Sarah Mgbeike leading all scorers with 19 points.

Rosario and Alex Strawhorn both scored 14 points and Alexis Popham added 11 points in the Lady Rangers' victory.

The Lady Rangers will play 6 p.m. at home Thursday, Nov. 8, against Odessa College (3-0).