No. 5 Tyler gets past Blinn women, 81-78

Mia Cherry scores a season-high 20 points

Mia Cherry

BRENHAM, Texas — The Blinn College women’s basketball team (13-4, 2-3) led for the first two quarters against No. 5 Tyler Junior College before the Apache Ladies fought back for an 81-78 win on Saturday afternoon in the Kruse Center.

Haley Atwood

“I am so proud of my team and love their competitive spirit and resilience,” said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. “We have been telling them all season that they are as good as anybody in the country and we just have to find a way to beat these great Region XIV teams that are ranked.”

Mia Cherry scored a season-high 20 points, Kristine Ezimako followed with 16 and Hailey Atwood scored 14 to lead the Buccaneers.

Blinn jumped out to a 22-18 lead in the first quarter and continued to lead 41-39 at the half. Tyler grabbed a 60-58 lead in the third quarter and outscored Blinn 21-20 in the final quarter for the three-point win.

Next, the Buccaneers will head on the road to play Bossier Parish Community College on Wednesday, January 15, at 5:30 p.m.

 Buccaneer men fall to Kilgore, 88-53

Parker Gettys scores season-high 11 points

BRENHAM, Texas — The Blinn College men’s basketball team (12-6, 2-5) fell to Kilgore College, 88-53, on Saturday in the Kruse Center.

Azariah Seay

“We didn’t perform at a level that is conducive to winning and we need to get back to the drawing board and do a better job,” said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach.

Azariah Seay led the Buccaneers with 12 points, while Parker Gettys scored a season-high 11.

Kilgore jumped on Blinn early to take a 45-19 lead at the half. The Rangers added another 43 points to the board in the second half for the win.

Next, the Buccaneers will travel to compete against Lee College on Wednesday, January 15, at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.

(COURTESY: Tara Dreyer, Blinn Information)

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