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Simply put, the Angelina College Roadrunner basketball team has hit a rough spot in its conference schedule.
Since beating a good Navarro College team back on Jan. 5, the ‘Runners have dropped three straight in Region XIV play, with two of those games taking place on the road. Bossier Parish College, currently undefeated in league play, bested AC 93-84 Saturday in Bossier City to hand the Roadrunners their longest losing streak of the year despite a 20-point effort from Kevin Norman and 16 more from Bryan Mitchell.
Lamar-PA’s Seahawks have also struggled lately, losing three of their past four games to fall to 1-6 in the standings. Rodney Brown leads the Seahawks in scoring at 13.1 points per game, but he’s the only player averaging in double figures.
The ‘Runners and Seahawks will face off on Wednesday night at Shands Gymnasium. A Roadrunner win will keep the team near the top of the South Division standings, while a loss would drop it into a tie with the Seahawks.
The team will also recognize students and educators from Brookhollow, Trout, Herty and Coston schools, with teachers competing at half time in the “Teacher Tussle 2018” basketball game.
Game time for the Roadrunners and Seahawks is Thursday 1/18/2018 at 7 p.m. Fans can view the live stream at 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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