For a scrimmage, Wednesday night’s contest between the Angelina College Roadrunners and Pro-Vision Academy provided plenty of entertainment, from AC’s Victor Bell slamming home an alley-oop on the game’s first possession to the final buzzer.
The Roadrunners used their last dress rehearsal before the regular-season opener on Saturday by running away with a 109-97 win at Shands Gymnasium.
The ‘Runners, facing stiff competition from the Academy, got 22 points from Kahari Beaufort, who nailed six three pointers as part of his totals; 19 points from Trent Brinkley; 17 points from Shane Temara; and 15 points from Corinthian Ramsey, who scored 14 of those in the first half behind an 8-of-11 effort from the free-throw line.
A big thorn in the ‘Runners defensive side was the Academy’s Jordan Lewis, who hit seven three pointers on his way to a game-high 32 points.
Teammate Devonte Bandoo added 22 and Shaq Gainey 12 for Pro-Vision.
AC built a 12-point lead by the seven-minute mark of the first half, but a cold-shooting stretch in the half’s final three minutes left the Roadrunners trailing 55-11 at the half.
With head coach Todd Neighbors employing a constant rotation of fresh legs, AC bounced back to regain the lead on a 13-3 run five minutes into the second half.
Pro-Vision’s final lead of the game, 86-85, came on another Lewis trey, but the Roadrunners regrouped behind Brinkley to close out the contest.
The Roadrunners open the regular season with a pair of weekend road games at the East-West Challenge on the Collin County campus in Plano.
The ‘Runners take on Western Texas at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Midland at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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