Season over for KC basketball teams

Photo by Kristopher Dobbins / THE FLARE Jamarcus Weatherspoon gets up high with a dunk.
Photo by Kristopher Dobbins / THE FLARE
Jamarcus Weatherspoon gets up high with a dunk.

Rangers’ season ends with 64-48 loss

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The KC Rangers’ season came to an early end during the third round of the Region XIV tournament, as they could not overcome a tough Trinity Valley defense and lost, 64-48 at UT-Tyler. KC ended its season at 25-6 a year after making it to the NJCAA national tourney in Hutchinson, Kansas. This week, Paris is headed to the nationals after beating TVCC in the finals, 74-63. Jonathan Milligan led KC with 11 points, while Stefan Moody added eight. The Rangers opened the tournament with a pair of wins, beating San Jacinto, 78-65 in the opener. Stefan Moody was top scorer with 22 points, followed by Jamarcus Weatherspoon with 17 points and Milligan with 15. KC took the opening game over Panola, 73-71. Moody again was top scorer with 20 points, while Milligan added 19 and Weatherspoon had 13. |———| For the season, Ole Miss-bound Moody led all scorers with a 17.8 scoring average, followed by Weatherspoon, who averaged 13.6 points per game and Milligan at 8.79 points. Tom Wamukota, headed to Wichita State, led on the boards with 186 rebounds, followed by Kalif Wright with 157. The Rangers, who were ranked as high as No. 2 nationally during the season, shot 49.4 percent from the field for the season while holding their opponents to 38.8 percent. They dominated in rebounding percentage 59.6 percent to 40.4 percent and in total rebounds — 1,081 to 733.

Lady Rangers end season, lose to TJC

By DEVIN BROOKS

The KC Lady Rangers ended their season on a sour note, losing to rival Tyler Junior College Lady Apaches, 69-52, in the first round of the Region XIV Tournament at UT-Tyler last week.

KC started the game off behind, and they were not able to get themselves back in the game. KC trailed the entire game. They shot 30 percent from the field in the first half and shot 100 percent from the free throw line, but they trailed, 36-21, at the half.

TJC shot an impressive 40 percent from the field and 33 percent from long distance in the first half.

In the second half, KC made a run at TJC, but time ran out.

KC shot 41 percent from the field in the second half, improving their percentage from the first half, but TJC shot 48 percent from the field in the second half, also improving from their first-half shooting percentage.

KC was outrebounded 34-29, and turned the ball over 19 times.

Point Guard Sha ‘Georgia Williams recorded 12 points and two steals for the game, while shooting guard Imabong Akpan matched Williams’s 12 points and two steals and pulled down six rebounds. Post Pre’Franz Dominick recorded 10 points and grabbed eight boards.

KC finished the season with a record of 14-14 and a conference record of 8-10.

Williams finished the season with 198 points scored on 42-percent field goal percentage. She had 49 assists and 21 steals on the year. Akpan led the team with 336 points scored, and she averaged 13 points a game. She also led the team in rebounds with and steals with 111 and respectively 62.

KC shot 39 percent from the field for the season and 64 percent from the free throw line. They grabbed 873 rebounds as a team and averaged 34 rebounds per game. They scored 1,470 points for the season and averaged 57 points per game.