A full day of Angelina College athletics action will go toward a worthy cause, as AC’s basketball and baseball teams will host their annual Coaches vs. Cancer Day on Saturday, February 27.
All proceeds, including those generated through AC’s Relay for Life campaign, will go toward the Lufkin chapter of the American Cancer Society.
The Roadrunner baseball team will off the day’s proceedings with a doubleheader against McLennan College starting at 1 p.m. at Roadrunner Field. The ‘Runners have scored 12 or more runs in three of their past four wins.
At 2 p.m., the Lady Roadrunner basketball team hosts San Jacinto College in the Lady ‘Runners’ regular-season finale. Immediately following, the Roadrunner men’s basketball team caps off its regular season by taking on Lamar State College-Port Arthur, with tip off scheduled for 4 p.m.
The basketball teams will also recognize Sophomore Day for those players moving on next season.
Both the Lady ‘Runners and Roadrunner basketball squads are battling for final seeding in the upcoming Region XIV Conference Championship Tournament scheduled to open on Tuesday, March 1 at Shands Gymnasium. The winner of the tournament advances to the national championships in Lubbock (women) and in Hutchinson, Kansas (men).
The Lady Roadrunners (18-11, 11-8), already have clinched a post-season berth – giving head coach Byron Coleman a 10-year playoff appearance streak. Currently sitting in fifth place in the conference standings, AC’s ladies are just a game behind San Jacinto College (19-10, 12-7).
The Roadrunners (17-11, 10-8) are tied for fourth place in the conference’s South Zone, trailing Jacksonville College by a single game. Lamar State-PA’s Seahawks currently lead the zone with a 13-5 record in league play. Both basketball games will be available via live streaming at roadrunnerslive.com.
Shane Temara Reverse Layup:
Angelina College’s Shane Temara hits a reverse layup during a recent game at Shands Gymnasium. AC’s Roadrunner baseball team (1 p.m.) and Lady Roadrunner (2 p.m.) and Roadrunner (4 p.m.) basketball teams each will play on Saturday as part of the annual Coaches vs. Cancer event. (AC Press photo)