Ramsey, Temara Lead AC to Third Conference Win
Facing one of the toughest zone defenses they’ll see all season, Angelina College’s Roadrunners had to get creative in an effort to find scoring opportunities in the paint.
They found an option in Shane Temara.
Temara, who entered the game averaging 6.8 points per game, provided the perfect complement to guards Corinthian Ramsey and Kahari Beaufort, with Temara scoring 15 points to go with seven rebounds and three blocked shots in AC’s 74-71 win over the Tyler Apaches Saturday at Shands Gymnasium.
Ramsey led the way with 25 points, and Beaufort added another 11, but it was Temara who continuously pounded his way inside for crucial buckets when the shooters struggled to find their marks. Temara’s score off a Gary Blackston feed at the 7:31 mark gave the ‘Runners a 58-57 lead, and he’d add four more points over the next three minutes to help AC pull away. Late free throws from Beaufort and Trent Brinkley helped the Roadrunners to their third win in conference play against two losses.
Tyler’s Ronnie Stacy led the Apaches with 19 points; Kwinton Hinson added 12 points as the Apaches dropped to 1-4 in league play.
In a game where the Roadrunners struggled to shoot over the longer Apache defenders, AC nevertheless managed to shoot a respectable 41 percent from the field – that after hitting just 35 percent in the first half. Ramsey, who misfired on each of his three-point attempts in the first 20 minutes, caught fire over a three-minute span in the second, knocking down three treys to help hold the Apaches at bay.
AC (10-5, 3-2) will on Wednesday travel to Corsicana to take on Navarro College. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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