Lady Rangers hang on to defeat Angelina College on the road, 72-71

LUFKIN, TX -- Clutch free throw shooting by Sarah Matthews at the end of the game Feb. 1 helped the Lady Rangers defeat Angelina College, 72-71, in a key conference matchup at Shands Gymnasium.

Matthews made two free throws with seconds left to give the Lady Rangers a two-possession lead, while AC struggled at the free throw line late in the game.

Jada Hood led all scorers with 25 points and an assist.  KC's Sarah Matthews was also in double figures for the Rangers with 14 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Angelina had four players in double figures with Lovietta Walker with 21 points, Tai'Sheka Porchia with 14, Tyeisha Smith with 13 and Britney Thompson with 10.

The win improves KC's record to 17-5 overall and 6-4 in Region XIV play.

The Lady Rangers will face Blinn College -- who sits just ahead of KC in the conference standings -- on Wednesday, Feb. 5.  Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. from Masters Gymnasium.