Angelina College’s basketball teams both opened the regular season on the road this past weekend, with the Lady Roadrunners competing in the McLennan Classic in Waco on Friday and Saturday and the Roadrunners battling in the East-West Challenge in Plano.
By Sunday night, both AC teams had earned splits in their first two games.
Following Friday’s disappointing 71-65 loss to Temple, the Lady Roadrunners rebounded for a 62-54 win over McLennan College on Saturday. The Lady ‘Runners combined for 12 three pointers, including four each from freshman Mikayla Crockett and sophomore Briana Caro. Crockett would finish with a team-high 14 points, Caro added 12 and La’Neique Nealey 10 in the win.
Also on Saturday, the Roadrunner men opened the season with a convincing 79-57 win over Western Texas. The ‘Runners, according to head coach Todd Neighbors, played “relentless defense” in holding Western Texas to just 22 points in the first half. Neighbors said his team generated numerous deflections and steals leading to transition buckets for the AC offense.
Freshman Corinthian Ramsey knocked down 31 points in his AC debut. Shane Temara added eight points but his biggest contributions came on the defensive end and on the boards, where Temara added 12 rebounds and four blocks for AC.
The Roadrunners capped the Plano road trip on Sunday against Midland College, eventually falling 90-85 to a tough Chaparral team.
The Lady ‘Runners (1-1) on Tuesday travel to Shreveport to take on Southern University-Shreveport at 5 p.m. Later in the week, AC’s ladies will open the Angelina Classic at home, with games scheduled for Friday (vs. Seminole State at 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (vs. McLennan College at 3 p.m.).
The Roadrunners, also 1-1, are at McLennan College in Waco on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m. The ‘Runners will be at home at 5 p.m. on Saturday against Greater Houston Prep.
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