Ranger College head coach Bill Foy was understandably emotional following his team's victory over Southwestern Christian College on Wednesday in front of the home fans in the Ron Butler Gymnasium. Milestones like reaching 400 career wins don't happen that often.
Ruby Angok and Marshalia Lollie both turned in double-double performances and helped spur Ranger to a resounding 90-45 romp over the Lady Rams in a key Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference showdown that pushed Foy into the 400-win club.
"I'm glad I got to share this with this team," he said in a postgame meeting with his players. "I want to thank everyone of them, and everyone of the players who have played for me in the past who have helped make this possible. This belongs to them as much as it does to me."
The Lady Rangers took much of the suspense out of Foy's chase for win No. 400 early in the contest. Ranger College bolted to a 19-9 lead in the first 10 minutes and never looked back.
A sophomore from Grand Rapids, Mich., Angok helped Ranger put the game on ice in the second quarter. A 6-foot-3 forward, she pushed home several key shots in the frame and led the Lady Rangers reel off a stunning 30-13 run.
Angok, one of five RC players to reach double figures in the affair, finished the game with a game-high 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds.
Ranger held a comfortable 49-22 lead at the half.
The Lady Rangers, spurred by a stellar second-half showing by Zanaiya Williams, tacked on a 22-10 run in the first eight minutes of the second half and took an insurmountable 71-32 lead into the fourth quarter.
A freshman from Buford, Georgia, Williams finished the game with nine points and four rebounds – most of which came in the final 20 minutes.
Joining Angok in double-digit territory were Shan'Qalia Stanton, who netted 11 points and six assists, and Lollie, who posted 11 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomores Kylah Mize and Ny'Keria Jones also reached double figures. Mize tossed in 13 points to go along with her six rebounds and four assists, while Jones chipped in 11 points and seven boards.
Giordin Johnson also played well for RC, netting a game-high eight assists and two points.
Ranger, now 18-7 overall and 7-4 in conference play, will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Hillsboro to face off with NTJCAC-leading Hill College. The game will begin at 1 p.m. and be broadcast streamed live on Ranger College's Facebook page.