PLANO — Felmas Koranga and Te’Aire Hambrick combined for 51 points as the No. 10 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies scored an 89-64 win over Seminole State (Oklahoma) on Saturday during the final day of the Collin College Women’s Basketball Thanksgiving Classic.

Koranga, the returning All-American, hit for 31 points, including 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Hambrick, the all-state player from just down the road at LaPoynor High School, connected for 20 points.

Frankazia Boyd added 16 points for the Apache Ladies as the former Marshall standout had four 3-pointers.

The victory moves TJC to 8-2 on the season as the Apache Ladies have won six-straight games.

The Belles fall to 4-9.

In the second game of the Classic, Kilgore College defeated host Collin, 61-57.

Others scoring for TJC were Nala Hemingway (6), Na’Teiona Cole (4), Kharisima Brown (4), Gerlyn Smith (4), Akeria James (2) and Clara Rotich (2).

Seminole State had four players in double figures — Kryslyn Jones (14), Mykayla Dumas (12), Tatiana Gilford (11) and Jayden Smith (11).

The Apache Ladies open Region XIV Conference play on Wednesday, hosting Paris Junior College at 5:30 p.m. at Wagstaff Gymnasium.

The Belles return to play on Thursday at Southwest Christian.


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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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