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December 4, 2013

No. 3 Kilgore takes JC as latest victim


Kilgore College's twin terrors — Jamarcus Weatherspoon and Stefan Moody — victimized Jacksonville College for a total of 45 points (61% of KC's total points), 34 of which came in the decisive second half, as the Rangers scored a 76-54 win over the Jaguars before an estimated crowd of 400 at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Tuesday night.

The No. 3-ranked Rangers ran their overall record to 10-0, 2-0 in Region XIV, with the decisive victory, while JC slipped to 4-7, 0-2.

The Jags will look to get back on track at 4 p.m. Saturday by hosting the high-scoring Apaches from Tyler Junior College. TJC (6-2, 0-1 Region XIV) average right at 103 points a game.

Weatherspoon led all players with 25 points on 9-14 (64.3%) shooting from the field, while Ole Miss commit Moody added 21 including a pair of shots from downtown.

Moody was last year's Sunbelt Conference (NCAA, Division I) Newcomer of the year at Florida International University.

He transferred to KC in the off season for academic reasons.

JC played well out of the blocks and commanded their largest lead of the night, 18-13, with 8:25 to go in the first half.

About four minutes later, Kaliff Wright dropped a deuce in that gave KC the lead (21-20) for good.

The Rangers led 26-22 at intermission and then cashed in on JC opening the second stanza by going 3-11 (27.3%) from the field.

During the same stretch the visitors knocked in 4-7 (57.1%) of their tries from the field to take a 40-30 edge.

The Jags were not able to make up any ground from that point forward.

Chris Campbell paced the JC effort with 13 points and Davvin Hill pushed out 10.

Derrick Modest scored eight points, Tevin Jackson had six and Raheem Watts ended the night with five, as did Anthony Sharp.

Deng Leek and Jake Eynon put in three apiece for the Jags and Johnathan Hamilton made one free throw to complete the scoring for the Jags, who donned new gold uniforms for the first time Tuesday.

As for the team stats, the Rangers shot 50% (26-52) from the field, while JC hit at a 33.3% (16-48) rate.

KC out rebounded the JC men 42-26.

The Jag reserves outscored the KC subs 20-14.


Region XIV Men

Kilgore College 76, Jacksonville College 54

KC 26 50 — 76

JC 22 32 — 54




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