AC Basketball Teams Take Wins on Saturday Lady ‘Runners Stay Spotless, Roadrunners Snap Losing Streak

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Walter Prevost (24) of Angelina College bends the rim with a dunk during Saturday’s game with Arkansas Baptist College. The Roadrunners snapped a four-game losing streak with a convincing 82-70 win at Shands Gymnasium. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners extended their season-opening winning streak on Saturday while the Roadrunners started a new one.

The Lady ‘Runners moved to 8-0 on the season with a 73-56 win over Hill College to cap the weekend’s Angelina Classic at Shands Gymnasium. The Roadrunners followed with an 82-70 win over Arkansas Baptist College to snap a four-game losing streak – with three of those losses occurring on the road.

The Roadrunners are back in action Monday against UpTempo Academy. Game time at Shands Gymnasium is 7 p.m.

The Lady Roadrunners’ next game is at home on Wednesday, Nov. 28 against McLennan College.

Lady Roadrunners 73, Hill College 56

AC’s Lady Roadrunners aren’t just beating teams over their eight-game, season-opening win streak.

The Lady ‘Runners are just plain running away from people.

AC stayed unbeaten on the season with Saturday’s convincing 73-56 win over Hill College. The Lady Roadrunners’ average margin of victory over those eight games is 20.7 points.

Natasha Mack led AC’s Saturday attack with 26 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots. Mia Williams hit four three pointers to finish with 14 points, Teeonna Barkley scored 12 points and Taylor Jacob added 10 in the win.

Hill’s Jade Compton led the Rebels with 17 points. Jamesia Amand finished with 14 points.

The Lady Roadrunners rode another strong start to the win, running out to a 22-9 lead over the game’s first eight minutes.AC would finish the game with 11 three pointers made, with Britney Thompson nailing three of those and Jacob another two.

AC’s ladies get a break over the upcoming holiday and will play McLennan College at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Shands Gymnasium.

Roadrunners 82, Arkansas Baptist 70

Just four days after dropping a four-point loss to Arkansas Baptist on the road, the Angelina College Roadrunners exacted a measure of revenge by holding off those same Buffaloes 82-70 Saturday at Shands Gymnasium.

The ‘Runners broke loose with an 8-0 run late in the second half after the Buffs had managed to stay within at least six points throughout most of the contest.

AC’s Kevin Norman scored 14 of his game-high 26 points in the first half. Deedy Gauno also hit for 14 first-half points – including a trio of three pointers – to finish with 20. Walter Prevost hammered his way inside for 13 hard-earned points; and Draylon Brown finished in double figures with 10 points.

The Roadrunners host UpTempo Academy at 7 p.m. on Monday.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
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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