TJC picks up first conference road win


BEEVILLE β€” The Tyler Junior College men’s basketball team picked up its first conference road win of the season Wednesday, defeating Coastal Bend 72-62 in Region XIV action.

The Apaches (12-4, 3-3 North) capitalized at the foul line by sinking 18 of 20 free throws, including 12 for 12 in the second half.

TJC head coach Mike Marquis said the Apaches extended their lead with about five minutes to play in the game.

Coastal Bend, a first-year full member of the Region XIV Conference, fell to 10-3 and 4-2.

β€œWe played through some foul trouble and injuries,” Marquis said. β€œIt could have been easy to quit and lose another close one on the road. The guys really forged together and rebounded particularly well down the stretch.”

Anthony Odunsi, Dale Jones, Ta’Jon Welcome and DeAndre Harris scored in double figures for the Apaches.

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Region XIV

Men

Tyler 72, Coastal Bend 62

TYLER β€” Trevor Berkeley, 4; Todd Eaglin, 4; John Alexander, 1; Anthony Odunsi, 18; Chaz Samuel, 0; DeAndre Harris, 10; Sharife Sargeant, 4; Ta’Jon Welcome, 12; Winslo Barry, 4; Dale Jones, 15; Daniel Edozie, 0.

COASTAL BEND β€” Brandon Golden, 10; Donald Dallas, 11; Kriston Minor, 4; LaDarrien Williams, 9; Darrick Little, 12; Shane Minnick, 8; Connor Lewis, 8.

THREE POINT GOALS β€” TJC: Odunsi, Harris (2), Welcome (2), Jones; CBC: Little, Lewis (2).

HALFTIME SCORE β€” Tyler 33, Coastal Bend 32.

RECORDS β€” Tyler 12-4 (3-3 North); Coastal Bend 10-3 (4-2 South).

NEXT UP β€” San Jacinto at Tyler, 4 p.m. Saturday; Coastal Bend at Trinity Valley, 6 p.m. Saturday.