KILGORE – After the Kilgore College Lady Rangers played five games in a row at the start of the season – games with a total of 12 points – they even won the Region XIV Conference with a blowout win on Saturday.
The Lady Rangers rolled past Jacksonville College (95-58) while the KC men dropped a 74-57 decision at Navarro College in a home twinbill at Masters High School.
The Lady Rangers built up a 10-point lead (26-16) after a quarter and built it against Jacksonville. They improved to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in conference. Jacksonville falls to 1-5 and 0-2.
Jada Hood buried eight 3-pointers and finished on 28 points to lead Kilgore. Frame A Henderson added 18 points, Mckenze Brown 10, Destinee Reyna and Tara Green nine apiece, Vianey Galvan seven, Kerrighan Dunn six, Maya Vertex-Taylor four and Farah Shaaban and Hannah Narvaez two apiece. Josephine Adegbite threw in a free throw.
Henderson pulled down six rebounds and Reyna added five. Galvan had six templates.
Rylee Lavender scored 35 points in the loss for Jacksonville.
The Lady Rangers will visit Bossier Parish on Wednesday.
Drue Drinnon led Navarro with 28 points and four assists. Akol Mawein added 13 points and Jules Moore finished with 11 points.
Da’Sean Nelson scored 21 in the defeat for Kilgore, who beat the Bulldogs 34-26 after the break but failed to break a 25-point half-time deficit.
Dantwan Grimes finished with 14 points for the Rangers. Paul Otieno added eight, KJ Jenkins five, Dylan Cabs four, Javonne Lowrey three, and Duane Posey two.
Nelson also led KC with seven rebounds. Otieno pulled down six boards and Tysen Banks and Jenkins handed out five templates each.
Navarro had a 38-32 lead on points in the suit, and Navarro connected 13 of 20 free throws, while KC only shot five free throws that day.
The Rangers fall to 4-2 that season while Navarro improve to 3-3. Kilgore will host Coastal Bend on Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Masters High School.