KILGORE - Five Apaches scored in double figures as Tyler Junior College scored a 116-67 victory over Pro-Vision Prep of Houston on Saturday in the Don’s TV & Appliance Basketball Classic at Masters Gymnasium on the Kilgore College campus.

TJ Thomas, a sophomore forward from Atlanta, led the Apaches with 21 points, including five 3-pointers.

Aston Francis, a 6-0 freshman guard from Tyler, added 18 points, while Eden Ewing, a 6-8 freshman from Houston, pitched in 16. Francis, who was All-East Texas while at All Saints Episcopal School, hit four 3-pointers.

Kwinton Hinson, a 6-4 freshman guard from Fairmont, North Carolina, and Ronnie Stacy, a 6-4 sophomore point guard from Alexander City, Alabama, each contributed 13 points.

The Apaches return to Kilgore Nov. 13-14 to participate in the Kilgore Classic.

TJC’s next home game is Nov. 21 in the Region XIV conference opener against Jacksonville College. The contest has a 4 p.m. tip at Wagstaff Gymnasium.


Tyler Junior College 116,

Houston Pro-Vision Pep 67

TYLER - Cohen Desouza, 2; Jaqwan McCauley, 5; Darvin Johnson, 2; Kwinton Hinson, 13; TJ Thomas, 21; Ronnie Stacy, 13; Aston Francis, 18; Ajou Deng, 4; Darryl Stewart, 7; Eden Ewing, 16; Arab Abdi, 0; Brandon Simmons, 6; Andre Brooks, 9.

PRO-VISION PREP - Morin, 3; Anderson, 5; Gavney, 3; Bradford, 16; Porth, 0; Nwokeoma, 1; Thomas, 3; Lewis, 27; Caspus, 9.

THREE POINT GOALS - TJC: Hinson, Thomas (5), Francis (4), Stewart. PV: Morin, Anderson, Bradford (3), Lewis (7), Caspus (3).

HALFTIME SCORE - Tyler 53-33.

RECORDS - Tyler 4-0.

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