Lee College Hands Roadrunners Rare Home Loss

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The details were in the Roadrunners’ favor: Angelina College had not lost consecutive games since the opening weekend of the season back in November, and the ‘Runners were 9-2 at Shands Gymnasium.

            Lee College changed those details with Saturday’s 107-92 win over the Roadrunners.

            AC’s loss followed Wednesday’s heartbreaker at Lamar State-Port Arthur, leaving the ‘Runners with their first back-to-back losses in three months. Lee built a 20-point first-half lead and held off AC’s late charge to forge a three-way tie for third place in the conference’s South Zone. AC, Lee and Blinn are all 8-6 in conference play with five games remaining in the regular season.

            Corinthian Ramsey led the Roadrunners with 28 points, and teammate Shane Temara hit for a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Kahari Beaufort added 12 and Zach Shepherd 11 in the loss.

            The Rebels got 26 points from Tony Farmer, 20 from Branden Jenkins and 19 from Duop Reath.

            AC (15-9, 8-6) travel to Beeville on Wednesday to take on Coastal Bend College at 7:30 p.m.

         

            Deion Fields (20) of Angelina College lifts off in the lane for a layup against Lee College during Saturday’s game. The Rebels handed the Roadrunners their second consecutive loss for just the second time all season, taking a 107-92 win at Shands Gymnasium. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)

 

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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.