Playing seven games over the season’s first two weeks has left the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners little time to practice what they’re trying to run in game action.
Wednesday night against Shreveport, the Lady ‘Runners showed the most progress they’ve shown thus far, with the offense getting hot and rolling over Southern-University Shreveport 98-53 at Shands Gymnasium.
All but one Lady Roadrunner made their way into the scoring column, led by Ashley Cherry’s 15 points and Caitlyn Lambert’s 14. Malachi McQueen posted her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Ebony Story duplicated the feat with a 10-point, 10-board night.
LaNeique Nealey also finished in double figures in scoring with 10 points. Keonna Baldwin came off the bench to finish with nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks.
Head coach Byron Coleman noted the team’s progress without sounding too satisfied this early in the season.
“We’re still a ways away,” Coleman said. “Over the last few games, our inside game is starting to gel. The problem is we’ve played seven games already, so we haven’t had a lot of time to practice some of the stuff we’re trying to implement in the games.
“We’re looking for the combination of when our guards and post players are playing
well together. In the past few games, it’s been one or the other, but not both. But we’re getting there.”
AC’s defense swarmed the Lady Jags to the tune of 23 turnovers and a 29.9 percent shooting effort from the field.
Southern’s Jada Taylor scored 28, followed by Antrice McCoy with 13. They were the only Lady Jaguars to reach double figures.
The Lady Roadrunners (5-2) will travel to Eunice, Louisiana on Tuesday to take on LSU-Eunice. Game time is 6 p.m.
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