The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies and Apaches hit the hardwood today in the Sleep Inn & Suites Men’s & Women’s Basketball Classic at Wagstaff Gymnasium.

The Apache Ladies enter with a 3-0 mark after receiving a forfeit from Arkansas Baptist, while the Apaches are 3-1.

The Apache Ladies play at 4 p.m. today against No. 8 Weatherford. Later, the Apaches play Northwestern State JV at 8 p.m.

Other games today include Jacksonville women vs. Collin County (2 p.m.) and Kilgore men vs. Weatherford (6 p.m.)

Also, DeAndre Harris, who played for the Apaches last year, will not be back with the team, Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director said.

Harris will sit out this season and has signed with the University of North Texas. The Milwaukee native will have three-years of eligibility remaining, Drain said.

“He had some discipline issues and heath issues that forced him to make a decision on whether to burn a year of eligibility,” Drain said via text. “He decided it’s in his best interest to not play this year and save three years for the next level.”

The Classic continues on Saturday. The Apache Ladies meet Collin County at 3 p.m., followed by the Apaches taking on Weatherford at 5 p.m.

Sleep Inn & Suites Classic

Wagstaff Gymnasium

Thursday’s Games


Weatherford 94, Jacksonville 74

Kilgore 58, Collin County 57


Texas Riders 103, Weatherford 98



Jacksonville vs. Collin County, 2 p.m.

Tyler vs. Weatherford, 4 p.m.


Kilgore vs. Weatherford, 6 p.m.

Tyler vs. Northwestern State JV, 8 p.m.



Jacksonville vs. Arkansas Baptist, 11 a.m.

Kilgore vs. Weatherford, 1 p.m.

Tyler vs. Collin County, 3 p.m.


Tyler vs. Weatherford, 5 p.m.

Kilgore vs. Northwestern State JV, 7 p.m.

Weatherford 94, Jacksonville 74

Bre Brooks, a former Tyler Lee standout, hit for 28 points to propel No. 8 Weatherford College to a 94-74 win over Jacksonville College on Thursday in the first game of the Sleep Inn & Suites Classic at Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium

Weatherford will play TJC at 4 p.m. today, while Jacksonville plays Collin County at 2 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE — Workman, 24; Makakala, 3; Abboud, 14; Lamb, 6; Freeland, 3; Robinson, 0; Maosa, 15; Moore, 6; Agesen, 3.

WEATHERFORD — Chandler, 9; Brooks 28; Zaleckaite, 9; Johnson, 4; Hawkins, 3; Taylor, 33; Khasoa, 8.

THREE POINT GOALS — JC: Workman (3), Makakala, Abboud (2), Agesen. WC: Chandler (3), Brooks, Hawkins, Taylor.

HALFTIME SCORE — Weatherford 40, Jacksonville 30.

RECORDS — Jacksonville 3-2.

NEXT UP — Jacksonville vs. Collin County, 2 p.m. Friday; Weatherford vs. Tyler, 4 p.m. Friday.


Kilgore 58, Collin County 57

KILGORE — Akpan, 21; Richardson, 4; Coley, 2; De’Gruy, 2; Spivey, 10; Hill, 9; Greer, 2; Dominick, 8.

COLLIN COUNTY — Williams, 9, Young, 5; Harris, 9; Thompson, 5; Pickron, 5; Johnson, 7; Parks, 18; Cochran, 2; Nado, 2.

THREE POINT GOALS — KC: Arpan (4), Spivey (2), Hill. CC: Williams (3), Young, Harris, Johnson.

HALFTIME SCORE — Collin County 31, Kilgore 23.

RECORDS — Kilgore 2-2, Collin County 2-1.

NEXT UP — Kilgore vs. Weatherford, 1 p.m. Saturday; Collin County vs. Jacksonville, 2 p.m. Friday.

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