While much of the attention – and deservedly so – gravitates toward Natasha Mack, the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners are showing they’re much more than a one-woman band.
Take, for example, AC’s recent win at Paris College. In earning a win in their conference opener, the Lady ‘Runners got 29 points from Mack while every other AC player found her way into the scorebook. Ayesha Davis came off the bench to add 13 points and Mia Perkins finished with eight points in the 91-54 win in Paris.
The team-wide contributions have led the Lady Roadrunners to a six-game winning streak and seven “W”s in the team’s last eight games.
On Wednesday, AC will host Panola College in another conference matchup. The red-hot Fillies have reeled off seven straight wins, including a 91-70 win over Jacksonville College in last week’s conference opener. The Fillies (7-0, 1-0) boast a trio of double-figure scorers in Patience Okpe (17.3 points per game), Daria Eremeeva (14.4 ppg) and Maria Adaschchyk (13.1 ppg).
The Lady Roadrunners (6-2, 1-0) will counter with Mack’s 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots per game, in addition to a strong overall defensive presence allowing just 53.3 points per contest.
Game time at Shands Gymnasium is 6:30 p.m. Viewers can catch the live stream by logging onto www.angelinaathletics.com.
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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