Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners on Wednesday earned a little payback against Jacksonville College – the team that beat AC by a single bucket back in January.
The Lady ‘Runners exploded from the opening tip, racing out to leads of 14-0 and 17-2 on the way to a 77-49 win at Shands Gymnasium.
Britney Thompson scored 11 of her game-high 22 points in the first quarter, and the Lady Roadrunner defense held the Lady Jags to just 30 percent field goal shooting for the entire game.
AC’s Tai Porchia finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double in the past three games. Lovietta Walker added 12 points and Mycah McDonald 10 in pushing the Lady Roadrunners’ current winning streak to four straight games.
Jacksonville’s McKayla Black led the Jaguars with 11 points.
The Lady ‘Runner defense forced 20 Jacksonville turnovers, converting those into 29 points.
AC (16-10, 8-7) will travel to Paris College on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m.
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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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