The KC Rangers bounced back from last Wednesday’s loss with a 67-56 victory over the Bossier Parish Cavaliers on Saturday. The win improved KC’s record to 18-3 on the season (8-3 conference).
Sophomore guard Quinton UpShur (Norfolk,Va.) led all KC players with 26 points, including two late three-point shots to help seal the win for KC. Freshmen Ty’Rell Burke (Winnsboro, La.) and Brandon Burke (Ontario,Canada) led Bossier Parish with 11 points each.
“He (UpShur) gave us a calming effect…with his playmaking abilities,” Hoberecht said.
KC led for the first 10 plus minutes of the game before Bossier Parish went up 16-15 with 8:10 remaining in the half. The Cavaliers’ advantage was short lived as the Rangers regained control of the game, taking a 31-26 into halftime.
The opening six minutes of the second half saw KC go on a 11-2 run taking control of the game. Bossier Parrish showed they would not go quietly and fought back to regain the lead 48-47 with 8:26 to play.
With 3:38 on the clock Upshur hit a three-pointer putting KC up 57-56. The Rangers did not trail again, finishing the contest with a hard-earned 67-56 victory.
“I thought we did some good things. I thought we played a lot better than we did last Wednesday night,” Hoberecht said.
The Rangers will next be in action 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, when they visit Navarro College.