McQueen Earns First-Team Nods On Each List
A trio of Angelina College Lady Roadrunners earned post-season honors following the 2015-2016 basketball season, with sophomore Malachi McQueen landing on both the All-Region and All-Conference lists.
McQueen (1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference), freshman LaNeique Nealey (1st Team All-Conference) and sophomore Briana Caro (Honorable Mention All-Conference) each played roles in leading the Lady ‘Runners into the conference tournament and an 18-win season.
McQueen, from Leesville, Louisiana, shrugged off a slow start to the season to finish with solid numbers: She led the league in points scored per 40 minutes and ended the year averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. McQueen also shot 75 percent from the free-throw line and dished out 1.4 assists per game; her season high was a 26-point effort against Temple College.
Nealey, the freshman from Madisonville, capped her campaign averaging 13 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She finished second in the league with 202 defensive rebounds and second in the league in points scored per 40 minutes. Nealey scored 25 points against Tyler and yanked down 19 rebounds against Coastal Bend College.
Caro, a sophomore transfer from Mesquite, was among conference leaders in three-point shooting for much of the season, finishing with a 35.1 success rate from beyond the arc. Caro finished with 51 made threes, including her eight-trey game against Panola College and a six-three against Paris College. Caro finished the season averaging 10.1 points per game.
AC made the post-season tournament for the 10th time in head coach Byron Coleman’s 10 years at the helm.
Angelina College’s Malachi McQueen earned both 1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-Conference honors following the 2015-2016 season. The Leesville, LA sophomore averaged 13 points. 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)
Angelina College freshman LaNeique Nealey earned 1st Team All-Conference honors following the 2015-2016 season. The Madisonville product averaged 13 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)
Angelina College’s Brian Caro earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors following the 2015-2016 season. A sophomore from Mesquite, Caro was among league leaders in three-point shooting, hitting eight treys against Panola College. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)