By JOURNAL STAFF
Tyler Junior College, playing with just five players, defeated Bossier Parish Community College 74-65 Wednesday in a Region XIV game at the Billy Montgomery Gym.
The Apaches were forced to play shorthanded due to injuries and having four players suspended for the second game by the NJCAA for an altercation in a game with Kilgore.
Corey Camper, a 6-foot-4 freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas, led Tyler with 31 points, including hitting 14-of-15 free throws. As a team the Apaches drained 26-of-29 free throws.
Ashton Howard, a 6-foot-7 freshman from Dallas, scored 20 points for TJC (13-10, 8-5) followed by Chris Okeke’s 15.
This was all in spite of Bossier Parish guard Jaeden Marshall leading all scorers with 34 points. Marshall hit four from beyond the arc and was 4-of-5 at the line.
The loss for the Cavaliers comes just four days after BPCC knocked off No. 2 ranked Kilgore on the road 109-101 in overtime and drops their record to 13-9 overall and 7-6 in region play.
Bossier Parish will be back to action Wednesday, Feb. 9 when it hosts Panola College.
TRINITY VALLEY 91, BOSSIER PARISH 65: The Lady Cavaliers fell on the road despite producing a pair of double-doubles. Ma’Kaila Lewis poured in 27 points and grabbed 23 rebounds while Faith Robinson scored 15 points and garnered 20 rebounds. With the loss BPCC is now 11-9 overall and 4-6 in Region XIV. The Cardinals improve to 16-3, 7-2.