Marshalia Lollie pumped in a game-high 28 points and Kylah Mize added 11 more on Monday and powered the Ranger College women to a 68-63 come-from-behind victory over the Collin County Lady Cougars in the Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference opener.
With the win, Ranger College moved to 11-3 for the season and, more importantly, moved into a three-way tie for the top spot in the conference standings. Cisco and Grayson also notched wins in their openers.
Collin County, now 10-4, grabbed the upper hand early on. The Lady Cougars outscored Ranger by a 15-8 clip in the first 10 minutes of play and took a 7-point lead into the second quarter.
Lollie, who posted a perfect 10-for-10 effort from the free throw stripe, and Mize brought the Lady Rangers back. The two pumped in several clutch shots in the frame and sparked a 16-9 spree that enabled Ranger to tie the game at the half, 24-24.
Ranger didn't sow its pace in the third. The RC women pounded out a 19-14 run in the frame and never looked back.
The Lady Rangers will return to action on Wednesday with a game against McLennan Community College in Waco.