VC Pirates

The Victoria College men’s basketball team dropped its Region XIV conference opener to Tyler Junior College at home on Wednesday.

The Pirates (0-5, 0-1) fell to the Apaches 81-62 despite holding a 35-31 advantage at halftime.

VC led 52-50 with 13:35 left in the second half before the Apaches went on a 10-0 run over the next three minutes. Tyler outscored the Pirates 21-10 to close the game.

Freshman Ezra McKee (Wooster, Ohio) led VC with 15 points and freshman Kaelon Harkema (Louisville, Ky.) added 14.

The Pirates travel to No. 2-ranked Kilgore on Saturday to continue conference play.

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Sam is a Sports Reporter for the Victoria Advocate. You can reach him at sfowler@vicad.com or (361) 580-6576. You can follow him on Twitter @Fowlersports14.

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