Make it Five Straight: Roadrunners Top Lamar-PA to Extend Streak

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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.

They’re doing it with an attacking offense boosted by consistent three-point shooting to go with an all-out, shutdown defensive effort every night.

All those elements were on display Saturday at Shands Gymnasium as the Angelina College Roadrunners won their fifth straight game in Region XIV competition with a convincing 73-55 win over Lamar State College-Port Arthur.

The ‘Runners shot 44 percent from three-point range, got double-figure scoring from four different players and held the Seahawks to just 35 percent shooting from the field.

AC’s Quandre Bullock, who has never scored below double figures in his 17-game Roadrunner career, led the way with 25 points. Raeshaun Ambris finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists; Errol White added a double-double with 14 points and 14 boards; and Caleb Johnson added 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Overall, the Roadrunners dished out 22 assists for the game.

The Seahawks got 10 points each from Evan Palmquist, Kanntrell Burney and Daniel Braster.

After getting assessed a game-opening technical foul before tipoff, the Roadrunners trailed 1-0 before the clock had even started. That would be their last deficit the rest of the game, with AC ripping off a 16-3 run midway through the first half to take control.

Now in fifth place in the conference standings, the Roadrunners (9-8, 5-3) will host Region XIV’s first-place team, the Kilgore College Rangers, Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at Shands Gymnasium. AC’s Lady Roadrunners will host No. 4 Trinity Valley Community College Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Both games will be live streamed at angelinaathletics.com.

The email address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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