They may have to play this one in an octagon.
The Angelina College Roadrunners will square off against the No. 3 San Jacinto Ravens Wednesday night at Shands Gymnasium. The Ravens, at 27-1, have the Roadrunners to blame for the one blemish on their record. AC topped San Jac 94-88 on Feb. 4 in Pasadena behind 23 points from Robert Lewis, 21 from Isaiah Bailey and 20 more from Gary Blackston. Corinthian Ramsey came off the bench to add 18 as the ‘Runners overcame the physical play and hostile environment that are hallmarks of a San Jac basketball team.
AC’s men on Saturday snapped a three-game losing streak in a big way, hammering Blinn College 70-65 in Brenham. Quenton Bush had one of the best games of his two-year career, scoring 16 points and blocking two shots; and Bailey led the team with 20 points.
With just two games remaining in the regular season, the Roadrunners find themselves in the Region XIV South Division, a half game behind Lamar State College-Port Arthur.
The Lady Roadrunners have clinched a post-season berth, marking head coach Byron Coleman’s 11th straight year leading his team to the conference tournament. At 8-10 in conference play, the Lady Roadrunners could boost their seeding with a win over Wednesday’s opponent, the Kilgore Lady Rangers (9-8).
Wednesday will also serve as Sophomore Night for Roadrunners Corinthian Ramsey, Gary Blackston, Kyndall Powell, Quenton Bush, Victor Bell, Isaiah Bailey and Robert Lewis; and Lady Roadrunners Kathan Arvie, Shae Johnson, Tyanna Barlow, La’Neique Nealey and Kennethah Harden.
AC coaches are hoping to pack the gym, so all area high school students get into the game free of charge. Game times are 5:30 p.m. for the Lady Roadrunners and 7:30 p.m. for the Roadrunners.
Both games will be live streamed, and viewers can catch the action by logging onto
angelina.edu and clicking the Athletics web site.
The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.
Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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