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The Lady Rangers hope to even their record when they face Ranger College at 5 p.m. today in Ranger.
“I’m feeling optimistic about the Ranger game,” said head coach Roy Thomas. “We will be all right if we play like we did at the Odessa game.”
Going on the road once again, the Lady Rangers have two team injuries. Victoria Billingsley sprained her ankle during the tournament after coming down wrong, but will play in today’s game.
“I’m feeling confident and looking forward to a win,” Billingsley said. “We have to learn from our mistakes, charge it to the game and get a win.”
The Lady Rangers walked away with a 1-2 record at the Tyler Junior College Sleep Inn Classic last weekend at Wagstaff Gymnasium in Tyler, bouncing back from an opening loss to earn a win and then closing things out with a loss.
KC vs. Collin County
The Lady Rangers fell to Collin County on Nov. 8, losing 71-61.
“We didn’t play together as a team,” Thomas said. “There was too much one-on-one.”
Amanda Lawson led the Lady Rangers with 14 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Maria Leaks followed with 10 points, six rebounds and one assist. Keira Phipps contributed with five assists and two rebounds. Cieara Jimmerson led the Lady Rangers in steals with three. Jimmerson also had four rebounds and two assists. Alexandria Samples and Destiny Coley had one steal apiece.
KC vs. Odessa
KC came away with a 71-60 win in its second tournament game against Odessa.
Victoria Billingsley scored 18 points to go along with six boards and one assist. Close behind was Lawson, who added 17 points, one rebound, two assists and a steal. Bladine N’Goran helped the Lady Rangers to victory by contributing 11 points, two assists and two blocks.
“They were a hard team to beat and it wasn’t easy,” Billingsley said. “We fought for it, got the lead and hustled.”
KC vs. Weatherford
In the final tournament game, the Lady Rangers fell short in the final seconds, losing by one point against Weatherford, 76-75.
Billingsley racked in 23 points making it her game-high. She also had six rebounds, one assist and three steals. Phipps put up 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Gabrielle Jackson led the team with five steals and contributed 12 points. Following were Lawson and Demoneyca Spivey adding nine points, respectively.
“In this game we had too many bad shots and too many quick shots,” Thomas said.