Paul Quinn College Tigers v Langston University Lions

National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

Red River Athletic Conference

Saturday 21st January 2017

Tip Off 19.30

Paul Quinn College Tigers 71 Langston University Lions 76,  attendance 300

@ 3837, Simpson Stuart Street

Dallas, TX 75241

$5 Admission

Team Sheet free, printed double sided.

It was an easy 59 mile drive from this afternoons match and being such a small detour from my route home made it a perfect double.

Again, a close match and not decided until the last few seconds, with the game tied three times and the lead changed six times. Langston, from Oklahoma, are fourth in the RRAC table, whilst Paul Quinn are not eligible for the postseason play offs, but do play all the fixtures as if they were. Jalen Johnson top scored for PQC with 20 points, the visitors led by Myles Eglin with 16 points.

The first thing to be said about this venue is what a great atmosphere it generates. Singing, chanting and dancing in the aisles was non stop, with a group of around 20-30 being very well versed in their routines. They would certainly give the cheerleaders a run for their money at most venues, although here they added to the entertainment from the official dancers at courtside.

Hill College Rebels v McLennan Community College Highlanders

National Junior College Athletic Association

Division I

Region 5 Conference

Saturday 21st January 2017

Tip Off 16.00

Hill College Rebels 74 McLennan Community College Highlanders 78,  attendance 200

@ Bob Bullock Sports Center

112, Lamar Drive

Hillsboro, TX 76645

$4 Admission

No programme.

Having been here just two weeks ago, when I arrived to find the game had been postponed, I could see no reason for the game not to go ahead this time, especially as the visitors were only coming 34 miles north from Waco, so there would certainly be no transport issues.

McLennan came into this one with a 100% record, having won all 21 games they have played this season, including their opening two conference matches, and continued in the same manor. Isaiah Gurley led the way for the visitors  with 25 points, with Davison Turner getting 18 points for the hosts.

The game was over by 5.45pm so plenty of time to get to my second game of the day, which was just a 4 mile detour on the way home.