ROADRUNNERS HOLD OFF PARIS IN TOURNEY’S OPENING ROUND

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Gary Stallard
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.

Corinthian Ramsey torched the nets for 41 points and the Angelina College Roadrunners withstood a three-point barrage from Paris College in AC’s 120-93 win over the Dragons in Tuesday’s Region XIV Conference Championship Tournament opening round at Shands Gymnasium.

The two teams combined to hit 28 three pointers, with the Dragons accounting for 15 of those. Ramsey hit 21 of his 41 points from three-point range, and Trent Brinkley chipped in 24 points in AC’s win. Gary Blackston added 20 points and Shane Temara 17, lifting the ‘Runners into Thursday’s men’s quarterfinals.

Antonio Chapman came off the bench to lead the Dragons with 27 points; teammate Tyshon Rogers added 26.

The Roadrunners (19-11) will face fourth-seeded San Jacinto College Thursday at 3 p.m.

Corinthian Ramsey

Angelina College’s Corinthian Ramsey (0) drives for a layup over Paris College’s Omar Sherman (44) during Tuesday’s opening round of the Region XIV conference tournament at Shands Gymnasium. Ramsey scored 41 points to lead AC to a 120-93 win, and the Roadrunners advanced to Thursday’s quarterfinals. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)

 

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Angelina College’s Gary Blackston (21) challenges Paris College’s Brandon Hollins (4) during Tuesday’s opening round of the Region XIV conference tournament at Shands Gymnasium. The Roadrunners held off the Dragons 120-93 to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinals. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)

 

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Trent Brinkley (1) of Angelina College bends the rim with a late, exclamation-point dunk during Tuesday’s opening round of the Region XIV conference tournament at Shands Gymnasium. The Roadrunners held off the Dragons 120-93 to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinals. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)

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