Team effort helps tackle Suns

Kris Dobbins / THE FLARE || Sophomore guard Maurice Taylor pulls up for a jump shot in the Rangers’ 67-63 victory against Cedar Valley Saturday in Masters Gym. The KC Rangers (2-0) will compete in the Tyler Sleep Inn Classic this weekend in Wagstaff Gym on the Tyler Junior College campus.

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KC improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 67-63 win over Cedar Valley.

Lonnie McClanahan led the way with 14 points. Kalif Wright (13) and Nardi Bogues (11) joined him in double figures.

“All wins are good, but we need to improve on our ability to feel when to attack offensively,” said KC head coach Brian Hoberecht.

KC had to rally from a 9-point halftime deficit against Cedar Valley Saturday.

The Rangers outscored the Suns 41-28 in the second half after falling behind the first half 35-26.

Cedar Valley sophomore guard Billy Johnson led all scorers with 23 points.

Bogues hit a deep three-pointer in the closing minutes to seal the victory for KC.

The Rangers return to the court in the Tyler Junior College Sleep Inn Classic Friday and Saturday at TJC’s Wagstaff Gymnasium.

“This weekend will give us the opportunity to compete and keep working on our identity on both ends of the floor,” Hoberecht said.

The Rangers will play the Stephen F. Austin  Club Team at 6 p.m. Friday and then take on Weatherford at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Rangers defeated the SFA club team 99-63 in their season opener Nov. 1.

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