By GARY STALLARD
All season long, Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners have known they could count on picking up points in the paint as long as Natasha Mack and Mia Perkins were on the floor. They’ve gotten input from the outside, but nothing like what Mia Williams gave them in Tyler on Saturday.
Williams, the Diboll High School product, smoked the nets with nine three pointers to finish with a career-high 27 points in AC’s 75-66 win over the Lady Apaches – giving Byron Coleman’s squad a season sweep of its nemesis from up north.
For the season, Williams is hitting on 36.1 of her attempts from behind the arc; however, her previous high as a Lady Roadrunner came in November against McLennan College, when Williams went 5-of-7 from three-point range.
Against Tyler, Williams hit 9-of-12 for the game, giving her 47 made threes for the season.
The win over Tyler also kept the Lady Roadrunners close to the top of the standings. AC currently sits in third place at 17-6, 9-4, with Panola College and Trinity Valley College tied for second at 10-3 in conference play. Jacksonville College holds a one-game edge in first place at 11-2 in Region XIV play.
Bossier Parish College (9-14, 5-8) beat Blinn College on Saturday behind 30 points from Ashlyn Jacobs and 26 points from Brandy Harris.
Wednesday’s game tips off at 6 p.m. at Shands Gymnasium. Viewers can watch the live stream by logging onto angelinaathletics.com.
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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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