Roadrunners Cruise Past Uptempo Academy for Second Straight Win Clay, Janacek Score 17 Points Each


Angelina College’s Chris Simmons (22) hits a layup during Monday’s game against Uptempo Academy. The Roadrunners won their second straight game by taking down UTA 104-51 at Shands Gymnasium. (Gary Stallard photo)

Monday’s game against Uptempo Basketball Academy provided Angelina College head coach Nick Wade the opportunity to see what his role players can do.

Those guys came through in a big way, with the Roadrunners cruising to 104-51 win at Shands Gymnasium – the ‘Runners’ second straight win.

Yosani Clay and Hunter Janacek led AC with 17 points each, with each player knocking down five three pointers. Their long-range efforts were part of the Roadrunners’ 15 treys for the night.

Deedy Gauno added 13 points and Riley Dewitz 10, as every Roadrunner added points to the score sheet.

AC also finished with a substantial edge on the glass, beating UpTempo with a 64-29 edge in rebounding. The Roadrunners’ board work led to 35 second-chance points. Deon’ta Lagway led the team with eight rebounds. Chris Simmons added seven assists.

The Roadrunners (3-4) will play host to this weekend’s Lufkin Coca Cola Classic at Shands Gymnasium. Four teams will compete on Friday and Saturday, with the championship game set for 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
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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