BUC MEN PICK UP FIRST CONFERENCE WIN

  Strong offense pushes Blinn to road win over Kilgore, 64-57

 JaQuan Morris and Kai Tease combine for 35 points

JaQuan Morris

KILGORE, Texas — JaQuan Morris and Kai Tease combined for 35 points to push Blinn College men’s basketball to a win over Kilgore College, 64-57, on Saturday afternoon.

Kai Tease

“This was the first time we were able to finish a close game at the end and I couldn’t be happier for my guys,” said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. “To get a win on the road in this league is a double win.”

Morris led Blinn’s (11-5/1-5) offense with 18 points, while Tease followed with 17 and Tristan Ikpe with 14.

After playing a close first half with Blinn, Kilgore pulled ahead 29-25 entering the second half. Blinn’s offense opened the second half strong to take a 17-point lead and hold it until the end.

The Blinn College men’s basketball team will take the court against Angelina College on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kruse Center.

  No. 16 Tyler downs Blinn, 71-49

 Missy Archie leads Blinn with 16 points 

TYLER, Texas — Blinn College women’s basketball (7-9, 1-4) fell to Tyler Junior College, 71-49, on Saturday afternoon.

Missy Archie

“We played hard and gave good effort, but just did not make the shots,” said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. “We have to work on shot selection.”

Missy Archie led Blinn’s offense with 16 points, while Imani Wimbish-Gay and Kristine Ezimako followed with nine points apiece. Alexus Brigham scored seven points and Mariel Wade scored six.

Tyler jumped out to an early 15-6 lead in the opening quarter and held a 35-17 lead at the half.

Tyler continued to lead 52-31 heading into the final quarter. Blinn played its strongest quarter in the fourth by scoring 18 points.

Blinn will return home to face Bossier Parish Community College on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Following the women’s matchup, the Blinn College men’s basketball team will take the court against Angelina College. Both games will feature 50 cent hot dogs, that can be purchased by cash or credit only, for Student Appreciation Night.  Both games will  be broadcast on KWHI AM-1280/FM 101.7/www.kwhi.com.

For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.

(COURTESY: Tara Dreyer, Blinn Information)

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