Angelina College’s Roadrunners extended their conference winning streak to three straight games after beating Victoria College 79-60 Wednesday at Shands Gymnasium.
Earlier in the week, the Roadrunners entered the Texas Hoops Junior College Power rankings for the first time this season, coming in at No. 11 in the nation.
Christyon Eugene led the ‘Runners with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Braxton Foreman connected for 11 points, and Dwight Simon finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Ovidio Perez added nine points and seven rebounds.
The Roadrunners finished the game with 45 rebounds, getting 15 second-chance points for their efforts.
The Pirates’ Jacob Brown led his team with 23 points.
A stubborn Victoria team, winless on the season, pushed to within six points of AC’s lead at 64-58 with 5:28 to play. But the Roadrunners put together a solid late-game run, outscoring the Pirates 15-2 over the final five minutes.
AC (11-8, 6-2) will have an open date on Saturday before traveling to Port Arthur on Wednesday to take on Lamar State College-Port Arthur. That game tips off at 7 p.m.
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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.
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