Wednesday, November 29th 2017

Lady Rangers slip past Blinn, improve to 2-0 in conference play

BRENHAM, TX -- The Kilgore College Lady Rangers traded leads late in a thriller Nov. 29 with the Blinn College Lady Buccaneers, but left Brenham with the win, 79-77, to improve to 2-0 in Region XIV play.

KC's Courtney Parramore shot an unbelievable 8-of-10 from beyond the three-point line to score 24 points.

Jade Thurmon was key offensively for the Rangers, scoring 22 points, and Richelle Velez nailed 5-of-9 three-pointers, scoring 19 points for the Rangers.

Thurmon also had seven rebounds and six assists.

KC was up 34-29 at the half and led by as many as 10 points in the second half but Blinn caught up with KC and tied the game up 66-66 with 6:34 left in the game.

With just over five minutes left in the game Blinn went on a 5-0 run to lead KC, 73-71.

The Lady Rangers then went on a run themselves, taking the lead back, 79-75, with 1:27 left in the contest.

After KC took back the lead, Blinn scored with a layup to get within two points of KC, 79-77, with 14.2 second remaining.

The Buccaneers forced a turnover, but narrowly missed a shot off the rim that ended the game.

The Lady Rangers improve to 8-2 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.

Blinn drops to 5-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

KC's next game is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at home versus Coastal Bend College.