Two of Tyler Junior College’s key sophomores stepped up with double-doubles on Wednesday as the nationally ranked basketball teams swept a Region XIV doubleheader at Wagstaff Gymnasium.

Sky’lynn Holmes, who missed a game-and-a-half after being involved in a car wreck, returned to form by scoring 20 points and grabbing 21 rebounds in the No. 20 Apache Ladies’ 72-46 win over Coastal Bend.

In Game 2, Kwinton Hinson, who got in early foul trouble in Saturday’s loss at Panola, made up for the lost time by scoring 16 points with 12 boards in the No. 15 Apaches’ 84-64 victory over Navarro College.

WOMEN

TJC coach Trenia Tillis-Jones said their “focus was on the word focus” as they took on the last-place Lady Cougars (4-18, 0-12).

Tyler (17-4, 8-3) did not take the Beeville team lightly.

Jordan Campbell (15 points) and De’Janie Graves (11) joined Holmes in double figures scoring.

No Lady Cougars scored in double figures.

The Apache Ladies travel to Lufkin on Saturday to meet Angelina in a 2 p.m. game.

Other women’s results were: San Jacinto 72, Bossier Parish 60; Angelina 81, Panola 84 and Blinn 2, Kilgore 0 (forfeit).

MEN

TJC coach Mike Marquis, whose squad improved to 18-2 overall and 10-2 in Region XIV, said his team lacked “pop” in Saturday’s loss in Carthage.

The team appeared on track against the Bulldogs (10-11, 3-8).

Along with Hinson, Eden Ewing (15 points), Tajuan Agee (13), TiAndre Jackson (12 points on 4 for 4 shooting from 3-point land) and Brian Warren were in double figures. Ewing and Agee had six boards each, while Jaqwan McCauley added five.

Saint Hilaire led NC with 14 points, while Eric McCollum had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

TJC next plays at Trinity Valley on Saturday. A scheduled game with Paul Quinn JV on Monday has been canceled.

Leon Spencer, the legendary TVCC coach, was in attendance.

Other men’s results were: San Jacinto 97, Lamar State-Port Arthur 87; Panola 75, Kilgore 66; Angelina 72, Blinn 66 and Paris 81, Bossier Parish 80.

WOMEN

No. 20 Tyler JC 72, Coastal Bend 46

Coastal Bend 8 12 11 15 - 46

Tyler 17 20 16 19 - 72

COASTAL BEND - Darias Whittington, 0; Precious Lopez, 4; Aryana Brown, 2; Soneka White, 8; Samantha Atkinson-Roach, 9; Mykel Jones, 0; Hadiya Norman, 8; Kristina Kana, 8; Marilyn Davis, 7; Shayla Martin, 0.

TYLER - Nautica Grant, 3; Lakendra Bassett, 2; De’Janie Graves, 11; Jordan Towery, 3; Erin Smith, 2; Ashley Clayborn, 0; Jordan Campbell, 15; Antionette Shrepee, 6; Catherine Okwilagwe, 0; Sky’lynn Holmes, 20; Erykah Campbell, 3; Victoria Blankenship, 7.

THREE-POINT GOALS - CB: Atkinson-Roach, Norman. TJC: Grant, Graves (2), Towery.

RECORDS - Coastal Bend 4-18 (0-12), Tyler 17-4 (8-3).

NEXT UP - Coastal Bend at Kilgore, 2 p.m. Saturday; Tyler at Angelina, 2 p.m. Saturday.

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MEN

No. 15 Tyler 84, Navarro 64

Navarro 29 35 - 64

Tyler 49 35 - 84

NAVARRO - D’Angelo Hunter, 6; Javier Roper, 8; Saint Hilaire, 14; Jordan Parker, 10; Cameron King, 0; Emmanuel Egbuta, 5; Randall Brodie, 0; Josh Washington, 0; Calvin Anderson, 3; Neek Mukoro, 0; Eric Mccollum, 13; Fritz Lucien, 5.

TYLER - Will Brooks, 6; Jaqwan McCauley, 7; Brian Warren, 11; Kwinton Hinson, 16; Desmond Balentine, 0; Davante Cooper, 4; TiAndre Jackson, 12; Eden Ewing, 15; Trenton Sandifer, 0; Tajuan Agee, 13.

THREE-POINT GOALS - NC: Hunter, Hilaire, Parker, Anderson. TJC: McCauley, Warren (2), Hinson, Jackson (4).

RECORDS - Navarro 10-11 (3-8), Tyler 18-2 (10-2).

NEXT UP - Kilgore at Navarro, 4 p.m. Saturday; Tyler at Trinity Valley, 4 p.m. Saturday.

 
 

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