When a college team enters a holiday break on a hot streak, there’s always a little apprehension regarding a loss of momentum.
Angelina College’s Roadrunners came back still clicking.
AC closed out 2019 with a New Year’s Eve win at McLennan College, getting 28 points from Travis Henson in an 82-75 victory over the Highlanders in Waco. Christyon Eugene added 12 points in the game, as the ‘Runners won their fifth straight.
On Friday, the Roadrunners ran with the 10th-ranked Tyler Junior College Apaches for much of the game – the teams were tied at the half – before falling 81-74 in Tyler, marking AC’s first loss in conference play.
Despite the loss, the Roadrunners (8-7, 3-1) still find themselves atop the Region XIV South Zone standings. On Monday, AC will host Bossier Parish Community College (8-5, 2-2) in the ‘Runners’ first home game since Dec. 14.
The Cavaliers lost to Blinn College 105-92 in overtime on Friday. Will LaPoole leads the Cavs in scoring at a 23 points-per-game pace.
Henson leads the Roadrunners in per-game scoring with a 14.8 average.
Monday’s game at Shands Gymnasium will tip off at 7:30 p.m. Live streaming will be available by visiting the angelinaathletics.com web site and clicking the “Video” link.
The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is email@example.com.
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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