Kilgore men display strong second half to defeat BPCC, 69-63

BOSSIER CITY, LA -- It was a tale two second half runs -- one by the Rangers and one by the Cavaliers.

The Kilgore College men trailed Bossier Parish Community College, 30-27, at the half.  In the first eight minutes of the second half, the momentum was in full force for KC.

KC opened up the second half with a 25-4 run over the Cavaliers to put the Rangers up 52-34 with 13 minutes left in the game.

That's when BPCC woke up, going on a 22-9 run of its own, to make the score 61-56 with 2:33 left in the contest.

The Cavaliers closed to within three points with just under two minutes left, 63-61, when BPCC's Desmond McDaniel hit a shot from the perimeter.

KC answered with a free throw by Daytone Jennings and huge rebound by Demiere Brown.  Brown passed the ball to Chad Bowie who fed Jennings for an authoritative dunk to put the Rangers up, 66-61.

Jennings got back to the free throw line after the Rangers stopped BPCC defensively.  He made one-of-two free throws with 14 seconds left to put KC ahead 67-61.

BPCC's Quentre Roberts scored with two seconds left to get the Cavs within four points, 67-63.

The Rangers inbounded the ball and Brown was fouled.  Brown hit both free throws to end the game to make the final score 69-63.

KC had four players in double figures with Jennings as the lead scorer with 16 points.

Malachi Davidson had 15 for KC, Bowie had 11 and Darrian Grays came off the bench to score 11 for the Rangers.

Brown ended up with nine rebounds and Davidson had seven assists.

BPCC was led in scoring by Desmond McDaniel with 19 points.  Brandon Moore ended up with 12 points and Mubarak Muhammed scored 11 for BPCC.

With the loss, BPCC drops to 14-6 overall and 7-3 in league play.

The Rangers snap a two-game losing streak to improve 12-6 overall and 4-5 in Region XIV play.

KC's next game is 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at home versus Paris Junior College.