Athens Review, Athens, Texas


January 16, 2013

JUNIOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL: TVCC hosting rare doubleheader tonight

ATHENS — The Lady Cardinals and Cardinals are scheduled to be at home for a rare doubleheader Wednesday. Kilgore College is scheduled to be at Cardinal Gym for games at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Coach Elena Lovato’s Lady Cardinals are 16-1 overall and 3-0 in Region XIV Conference play after scoring a hard-earned 63-51 road win Saturday against Paris, which fell to 6-10 and 1-3.

Shlonte’ Allen knocked down 16 points to lead the Lady Cardinals. Krystle Henderson added 14 and Shannon Smith netted 13. The trio hit two three-pointers each.

The Lady Cardinals led 31-26 at halftime.

Kilgore brings 7-4 and 2-1 records into Wednesday’s game.

Coach Kris Baumann’s Cardinals suffered a 74-64 loss to Coastal Bend in a game Saturday at Cardinal Gym.

Coastal Bend jumped out to an 18-4 lead and held off the Cardinals in the second half.

The Cardinals saw their season record slip to 13-5 with the loss. They are 4-3 in conference play. Coastal Bend improved to 11-3 and 5-2.

Jarion Henry was the Cardinals’ top scorer with 15 points. Karon Phillips and Octavius Ellis also scored in double figures with 12 each. Dominique Elliott had eight.

Kilgore is 15-2 on the season and 5-2 in the conference coming into Wednesday’s game.

Saturday, the Lady Cardinals and Cardinals travel to Tyler for games at 2 and 4 p.m.

The Cardinal Sports Network will present its first webcasts of the season Wednesday when the Lady Cardinals and Cardinals take on Kilgore College at Cardinal Gym.

You can watch the games at Pregame programming starts at 5:20 p.m.

Also, Saturday’s games at Tyler will be carried by Palestine radio station KYYK (98.3 FM). The games will also be streamed (audio) at

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