Lady Rangers defeat Paris, 81-44

KILGORE, TX  -- The Kilgore College Lady Rangers evened their conference record at 2-2 with a one-sided victory Jan. 9 against Paris Junior College in Masters Gymnasium, 81-44..

Paris never led in the game and only shot 20.9 percent from the field (14-of-67).

KC had their own troubles shooting the ball, making 33-of-93 shots (35.5 percent).

The Lady Rangers were led in scoring by Ta Shawnna Riggs with 19 points.

Three other KC players were in double figures with Sarah Mgbeike scoring 16 points, Emely Rosario scoring 14 and Ireneshia Johnson scoring 10 points.

Johnson and Mgbeike earned double-doubles with Johnson grabbing 13 rebounds and Mgbeike with 15 boards.

Riggs shot well from the three-point line, making 3-of-6 attempts.

Paris had two players in double figures, Mackenzie Tillman scoring 16 points and Heaven Hawkins scoring 15. Tillman earned a double-double by adding 14 rebounds.

With the loss, Paris drops to 2-14 overall and 0-4 in Region XIV contests.

The Lady Rangers (10-5 overall) will travel Saturday, Jan. 12, to play Trinity Valley Community College.

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at Cardinal Gym in Athens.