Beeville, Tx- In what was a low scoring affair and a defensive battle, the Coastal Bend College men's basketball team fell to Kilgore College on Saturday, December 1st. The Cougars would jump ahead 11-6 early on, but the Rangers would close the gap. In what can only be referred to as back and forth scoring, the Cougars and the Rangers played an evenly matched game in the first half with Kilgore. The Rangers tied the score with one minute left in the first half and then pulling ahead by two with 18 seconds left in the first half (29-31). Poor shooting from both ball clubs was the common denominator for this game. Though game play was physical, CBC was called for more fouls than the opposition. Foul trouble would keep key players; Charles Callier, Peyton Hardin and Elijah Moleon on the bench for CBC. Kilgore made as many free throws, as Coastal Bend attempted, going 16 of 23 from the stripe. The Rangers came back strong in the second half and capitalized on a few Cougar miscues and made free throws to pull out the win 48-57.
CBC Center would record his fourth Double-Double on the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard, Royce Hunter netted 11 points while compiling four rebounds and two assists to help pace the Cougars.
Coastal Bend will be heading to Paris, Tx for a Region XIV Conference matchup against Paris Junior College on Wednesday, December 5th. Tip-Off is at 4:00 PM