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.
Former Cardinal Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with eight seconds left Sunday to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 30-28 win against the Seattle Seahakws. The win moved Atlanta into the NFC Championship game this week against the San Francisco 49ers.
Bryant was the kicker for the Cardinals in the college’s first national championship season in 1994. He went on to play at Baylor before beginning his long and successful NFL career.
Here is the link to a TV story with Bryant’s wife and mother talking about the winning kick.
ON THE AIR
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 www.tvcc.edu. 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 www.youreasttexas.com.