It wasn’t that the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners couldn’t find an offensive rhythm.
It’s just that they couldn’t sustain one.
AC’s offense struggled in spells throughout Saturday’s conference opener, and Kilgore’s Lady Rangers took advantage by leaving with a 66-61 win at Shands Gymnasium.
Kilgore’s Lauren Carroll led all scorers with 23 points, and teammates Arianna Edwards and Lyrik Williams added 15 and 14, respectively.
AC had just two players posting double figures: LaNeique Nealey finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Briana Caro added 11 points.
Kilgore spent much of its time at the free-throw line, scoring 24 points from the stripe to just 10 for the Lady Roadrunners. For the game, the Lady Rangers hit 24 of 33 attempts from the freebie line, while AC hit 10 of just 12 attempts.
The Lady ‘Runners managed to hit nine three pointers, but those made shots came in spurts: Ariel Taylor and Brian Caro combined to nail four third-quarter treys in a two-minute span to give AC a 41-40 lead, but that was the last lead the Lady ‘Runners would hold, as Kilgore controlled the final 11 minutes of play.
In Athens, AC’s men fell 100-82 to No. 11 Trinity Valley.
The Lady ‘Runners (6-3, 0-1) travel to Shreveport on Tuesday to take on Bossier Parish Community College. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
AC’s men (5-3, 0-1) have a bye on Tuesday before hosting next weekend’s Guy Davis Thanksgiving Classic.
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