BPCC men almost pull off big upset

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

The BPCC Cavaliers came very close to pulling off a major upset in their homecoming game Saturday before falling to Kilgore College 73-70.

The Cavs led Kilgore, ranked No. 2 in NJCAA Division I, led by four with about four minutes left. Kilgore went on a 13-2 run to take a 71-64 lead with a minute left, but BPCC nearly erased all of it.

Daven Moss converted a 3-point play with 59.9 seconds left to cut the lead to 71-67. After a Kilgore turnover, former Bossier star Lyndale James hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to make it 71-70.

Kilgore made one of two free throws to go back up by two with 24.0 seconds. With about 12 seconds left, James had an open look at a 3-pointer from the baseline but the ball hit the back of the rim.

The Cavs fouled Kilgore’s Jonathan Milligan with 9.9 seconds left. He made one of two, giving BPCC a chance to send it into overtime. The Cavs got the shot off with about 2 seconds left but it wouldn’t fall.

Trayvion Johnson sank six 3-pointers and led the Cavs (4-6, 2-8 Region XIV) with 21 points. James hit 3 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Lyndale’s twin brother Londale had 3 3-pointers and 11 points.

BPCC,which made just 2 of 20 3-pointers in a loss to Navarro College Wednesday, made 15 Saturday. Kilgore had nine.

Jamarcus Weatherspoon led Kilgore (17-2, 8-2) with 20 points. Stefan Moody added 13, including three 3s.