Lady Rangers start slow, lose to Paris Saturday

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De’Gruys goes up for a layup during Wednesday’s game against Bossier Parish.
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De’Gruys goes up for a layup during Wednesday’s game against Bossier Parish.

The KC Lady Rangers fell to 6-8 in conference play losing Saturday to Paris Junior College 48-40.

KC got off to a slow start and never recovered.

The Lady Rangers have four remaining games and still have chance to get a seed for the regional tournament, but they need to win.

KC had a rough shooting night, going 33 percent from the field from the game; the team shot 17 percent from long distance, and 47 percent from the free-throw line.

Head Coach Roy Thomas was not pleased at all with his team’s effort.

“I was very disappointed with our overall play and effort for this game; we didn’t show up to play at all,” Thomas said. We have to show up every night to play to give ourselves a chance to win and we didn’t do that tonight.”

Thomas wants his team to take care of the ball better and play better defense.

“We have to stop with our turnovers; we didn’t make shots this game, but we took good shots. We have no control over the ball going in and out, but we do have control with ball control,” Thomas said.  We have to limit out turnovers and play better team defense. There is absolutely no excuses from here on out. We have to play every night we step on the floor or we will get beat just like tonight.”

Thomas is very determined to get his team back to a winning position, and he believes that if they can play the way they are capable of playing every night they can beat anybody.

Danesha Richardson led the team in points and rebounds. She recorded a double-double totaling 11 points and 11 rebounds while Imabong Akpan recorded eight points and seven rebounds.

KC scored 18 points off Paris’ turnovers, had seven second chance points, and nine bench points.