Tyler’s Lady Apaches hits 10 three-pointers in 99-69 victory over Lady Dragons

Lady Dragons' Catarina Rendon makes the first of two free throws in the second half of Wednesday's game at Tyler. (eParisExtra photo)

Lady Dragons’ Catarina Rendon makes a free throw in the second half of Wednesday’s game at Tyler. Also shown are Lady Dragons Shanice Vaughan (15) and Chy Cunningham (5), and Tyler players Caitlyn Ramirez (34) and Katelynn Johnson (13). (eParisExtra photo)

TYLER — Malena Washington scored 27 points and three other Tyler players finished in double figures as the Apache Ladies defeated Paris on Wednesday, 99-69

With the win, Tyler improved to 23-4 overall and 12-3 in Region XIV play, remaining in a second-place tie with Blinn with three conference games to play.

Paris fell to 15-12 overall and 9-6 in league play. The Lady Dragons are in fourth place, a game ahead of Jacksonville and two games ahead of Kilgore.

Shernise Robinson added 13 points for Tyler, Victoria Kimokai scored 11 points, and Chelsi Watson scored 10 points.

Shannon DeFoe led Paris (15-12, 9-6) with 22 points. Chy Cunningham added 11.

The Apache Ladies knocked down 10 three-pointers, half of them from Washington. Robinson had three 3′s, Kimokai 1, and Katelynn Johnson 1.

Damya Toney and Catarina Rendon had 3′s for the Lady Dragons.

Continuing a season-long trend, Paris shined at the free throw line, making 23-of-26. Tyler was 13-of-18 from the line.

In other Region XIV games on Wednesday, Trinity Valley (26-1, 15-0) wrapped up the conference championship by beating Panola 119-54 on Wednesday. Blinn beat Jacksonville 68-48, Angelina defeated San Jacinto 84-65, and Kilgore beat Bossier 65-60.

The Lady Dragons’ three remaining regular-season games are at home against Trinity Valley at 2 p.m. Saturday; at Panola at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; and at home against Blinn at 4 p.m. Saturday week.

PARIS    25 44–69

TYLER    45 54–99

PARIS (15-12, 9-6) — Chy Cunningham 4 3-4 11, Damya Toney 3 0-0 7, Victoria Maddox 0 3-4 3, Shanice Vaughan 3 2-2 8, Catarina Rendon 2 2-2 7, Maeghan Scott 0 3-4 3, Shannon DeFoe 7 8-9 22. Totals: 22 23-26 69. Three-Pointers: 2 (Toney, Rendon).

TYLER (23-4, 12-3) — Malena Washington 10 2-3 27, Blayke Hemmitt 0 0-0 0, Shernise Robinson 4 2-2 13, Victoria Kimokai 5 0-0 11, Katelynn Johnson 2 0-0 5, Amber Driver 1 0-0 2, 24 Brittny Norris 4 2-4 10, Jasmine Prophet 3 0-0 6, Bria Emanuel 3 3-3 9, Caitlyn Ramirez 1 4-5 6, Cynthia N’Dri 0 0-0 0, Chelsi Watson 5 0-0 10. Totals: 38 13-18 99. Three-Pointers: 10 (Washington 5, Robinson 3, Kimokai 1, Johnson 1).

Charles Richards, eParisExtra



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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.