BOSSIER CITY, La. —Life on the road is anything but easy.
Winslo Barry used his muscle inside for a near double-double and DeAndre Harris had a game-high 18 points as Tyler Junior College won its eighth straight basketball game Wednesday night.
Barry, a 6-10 sophomore from the Bahamas, had 12 points and nine rebounds to help the Apaches to a 60-54 win over Bossier Parish Community College at Cavalier Gymnasium.
“Real excited about the win,” TJC coach Mike Marquis said. “We had a couple of big emotional wins. We were due to have a game where everything didn’t click, yet we were still able to fight through and win. I felt like we got some big rebounds down the stretch, made a couple of big baskets when we needed them.”
Marquis said Barry had perhaps his best game ever in conference play.
Trevor Berkeley had a near double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds for TJC.
Ta’Jon Welcome returned from his two-game suspension for leaving the bench during an altercation in TJC’s win over Trinity Valley, to score seven points. Dale Jones also had seven points as the Apaches improved to 17-4 overall and 8-3 in Region XIV play.
The Cavaliers (8-12, 1-10) were paced by Ty’rell Winn’s 16 points.
The Apaches were 12 of 18 from the free throw line, while 6 of 18 from the 3-point line. The Cavs were 11 of 14 from the free throw line and 5 of 22 from long distance.
Apaches point guard Anthony Odunsi hit three late free throws after the Cavaliers had pulled within three. His steal and layup with 10.1 seconds left clinched the game for TJC.
The Apaches return home on Saturday for a big game with Region XIV North Division leader Navarro. Tipoff is 4 p.m. at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The Apache Ladies play the first game with Jacksonville College beginning at 2 p.m.
Tyler 60, Bossier Parish 54
TYLER — Trevor Berkeley, 8; Todd Eaglin, 3; John Alexander, 0; Anthony Odunsi, 5; DeAndre Harris, 18; Sharife Sargeant, 0; Ta’Jon Welcome, 7; Winslo Barry, 12; Dale Jones, 7; Daniel Edozie, 0.
BOSSIER PARISH — Wilbert Thomas, 6; Trayvon Johnson, 3; Brandon Burke, 4; Josh Dragland, 0; Desmond Champion, 4; Dimitri Smith, 6; Ty’rell Winn, 16; Londale James, 0; Jalen Johnson, 0; Chris Brown, 0; Justin Harris, 9.
Three-point goals — TJC: Berkeley (2), Eaglin, Harris (2), Jones. BP: T.Johnson, Smith (2), Harris (2).
Halftime Score — Tyler 28, Bossier Parish 24.
Records — Tyler 17-4 (8-3), Bossier Parish 8-12 (1-10).
Next Up — Navarro at Tyler, 4 p.m. Saturday, Bossier Parish at Trinity Valley, 4 p.m. Saturday.