In their first home doubleheader of the season, the Angelina College women’s and men’s basketball teams put on offensive displays for the crowd, with the Lady Roadrunners rolling to an 85-56 win over Southern University-Shreveport and the Roadrunner men coasting to a 97-54 win over Lone Star College-Kingwood.
The Lady Roadrunners will host the Angelina Classic beginning on Thursday and running through Saturday at Shands Gymnasium, while the men will travel to Snyder, Texas for a two-day tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Lady Roadrunners 85, Southern University-Shreveport 56
The Lady Roadrunners got points from every player on the active roster in Tuesday’s 85-56 win over the Lady Jaguars, with Tyeisha Smith leading the way with 18 points in just 16 minutes of floor action. Mycah McDonald added 15, and Lovietta Walker and Tai Porchia each scored 12 points. Simran Mayfield put together a 6-point, 11-rebound, 2-assist night in helping AC’s ladies to their third win of the season.
Brianasia Owens led the Lady Jags with 27 points.
AC’s defense was none too shabby, forcing 23 Lady Jag turnovers and converting those into 20 points.
The Lady ‘Runners open the Angelina Classic at home starting on Thursday, when AC plays Odessa College at 7 p.m. Friday’s games include Tyler vs. LSU-Eunice at 3 p.m., Panola vs. Odessa at 5 p.m. and AC vs. Chattahoochee College at 7 p.m. The showcase wraps up on Saturday with Panola vs. Chattahoochee at noon, Tyler vs. Odessa at 2 p.m. and the Lady Roadrunners vs. LSU-Eunice at 4 p.m.
Roadrunners 97, Lone Star College-Kingwood 54
Five Roadrunners scored in double figures – and AC’s men got a whopping 64 points off the bench – in Tuesday’s 97-54 win over Lone Star College-Kingwood at Shands Gymnasium.
Riley Dewitz led AC with 13 points, knocking down a trio of three pointers. Travis Henson added 12 points, Christyon Eugene 11 and Dralyn Brown and Darius Smith pitched in with 10 points each to give the Roadrunners their first win of the young season.
After a bit of a sluggish first-half start, the Roadrunner offense ignited for an 8-0 run to close out the first half and extended that streak to open the second half to build a 20-point lead.
Every ‘Runner on the active roster found his way into the scoring column.
AC’s men travel to Snyder on Friday for a two-day showcase. The ‘Runners face Western College at 6 p.m. on Friday and Clarendon College at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
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