The Blinn College men’s basketball team won its third consecutive game Friday night with a 78-65 Region XIV Conference victory over the Kilgore Rangers at the Kruse Center.
Sophomore guard Markques Houston led the Buccaneers with 20 points, Brenham High School grad Antione Lister scored 13 and Gianni Ford added 11. Tyrus Grayson and Curtlon Wesley each scored nine.
The Buccaneers took a 42-41 lead into halftime after a Tony Lewis tip-in as the clock ran out.
“I thought we played a really good game,” Coach Scott Schumacher said. “It was a tough, gritty game, but we were able to get a lead and then we were able to make our free throws down the stretch to keep it.”
With the victory, Blinn improved to 10-3 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. The Buccaneers are now 9-1 at home this season.
“We like the food here in Brenham,” Schumacher joked.
On the women’s side, Blinn College resumed conference play with a 58-43 win against Paris Junior College on Saturday afternoon in Paris.
“It was a great effort all afternoon,” , Blinn head coach Jeff Jenkins said.
With the win, the Buccaneers improve to 8-7 overall and 2-4 in Region XIV play.
Aaliyah Holmes led the Buccaneers with 16 points and four three-pointers, while Ke’Asia Williams posted 10 points, Rayanna Carter recorded nine points, and Jade Rochelle followed with eight points and Kyler Wyatt with seven points.
The Buccaneers took off with a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and built their lead to 23-11 at the half. Paris narrowed in on Blinn 31-25 in the third quarter after scoring 14 points, but the Buccaneers sealed the win after posting 27 points in the final quarter for a 58-43 victory. Aaliyah Holmes helped lead the Buccaneers to victory with 13 points in the final quarter to ensure the win.