AC Teams Sweep Bossier Parish

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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.

Both Angelina College basketball teams earned conference wins in Saturday’s doubleheader at Shands Gymnasium, with the Lady Roadrunners surprising the 2nd-place Lady Cavaliers 101-67 and the Roadrunners holding on for a 99-95 win over the Cavaliers.

The Lady ‘Runners are on the road Monday against Panola College in Carthage. Both AC teams are home again on Wednesday for a doubleheader against Coastal Bend College.

Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Live streaming will be available on roadrunnerslive.com.

Lady Roadrunners 101, Bossier Parish 67

AC’s ladies knew there were going to need a strong defensive effort to slow the league’s highest-scoring team.

They got that, along with an explosive offensive display in taking down the Bossier Parish Lady Cavaliers 101-67Saturday at Shands Gymnasium.

Four Lady Roadrunners reached double figures in scoring: Briana Caro (17), LaNeique Nealey (16), Malachi McQueen (14) and Ariel Taylor (11). Nealey (12 rebounds) and McQueen (11 rebounds) each finished with double-doubles to lead AC to its fourth conference win.

Bossier Parish (13-3, 5-2) got 26 points from Mikayla Barber, who hit seven of her 23 three-point attempts.

The Lady ‘Runners (11-7, 4-4) play at Panola College on Monday. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Roadrunners 99, Bossier Parish 95

Shane Temara had his best overall game as a Roadrunner, finishing with 25 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and an assist to lead AC to a 99-95 win over the Bossier Parish College Cavaliers.

Corinthian Ramsey led AC with 28 points, including an 11-for-11 effort from the free-throw line. Eight of Ramsey’s free throws came in the game’s final two minutes, with the ‘Runners trying to hold off the stubborn Cavaliers.

AC took an 11-point lead with 2:23 to play, but the Cavs got a pair of three pointers from Aldon Kelly, Jr. and eventually cut the lead to four points before Ramsey’s free throws closed out the win.

Trent Brinkley added 15 points and Kahari Beaufort 12 as the Roadrunners moved to 11-6, 4-3 on the season. Bossier Parish, who got 20 points from Christian Freeman, fell to 4-14, 0-7.

The Roadrunners will host Coastal Bend College on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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