Collin College's Men's and Women's Basketball won five of six games in the second week of play, with the only loss coming on the road to a nationally ranked Tyler Junior College women's squad.
Collin's Lady Cougars travelled to Tyler for the Holiday Inn Classic Nov. 8-9. Their first game was a decisive 88-66 victory over Bossier Parish Community College, with Destiny Thurman leading all scorers with 22 points. She was followed by Cindy Rivera with 16 and Skye Dugan with 12.
Up next was the Tyler JC Apache Ladies, who are ranked 15th in the nation. The Tyler women jumped out to an early lead and, despite Collin running with them throughout the second half, never gave it up. The Lady Cougars lost 85-70. Thurman again led scoring with 18 points. She was followed by Rivera with 13 and Anyssia Gibbs with 10. Lucy Ibeh led the team in rebounds with 7.
The Lady Cougars had a balanced scoring attack in their 72-61 win over Paris Junior College. Ibeh had 15, followed by Thurman with 14, Rivera with 12, Gibbs with 11 and Cadrina Nolen with 7. Thurman contributed five steals and Ibeh had 11 boards. Still on the road, Collin surged ahead in the third quarter and held off a rallying Paris in the fourth.
Unlike their traveling counterparts, Collin Men's Basketball had a three-game home stand, winning out over Angelina College and Lee College in the East-West Challenge, then taking on a DFW Prep Sports team who subbed in for the College of Lake Houston at the last minute.
The Cougars battled back from a first half deficit to force overtime against Angelina College in what would ultimately be a 84-76 win for Collin. Myles Warren led scoring with 21 points, followed by Mason Hix with 14. Nighael Ceaser and Josh Miller both had 13 points, with Ceaser contributing 19 rebounds.
Collin had another close game against Lee College but built an insurmountable cushion in the first half, outscoring their opponents 55-34 in the first frame. Warren again led with 25, followed by Ceaser with 22. Miller and Orion Virden each had 13 points. Warren had four steals for the night.
Collin College invited the DFW Prep Sports Ballhogs to fill in for the College of Lake Houston, beating the team 119-33. Every member of the Cougars scored in the game. Click here for the box score.