Roadrunners Hosting Blinn College on Wednesday

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Saturday’s 78-65 road loss to San Jacinto College’s Ravens – the first-place team in the Region XIV conference’s South Zone – may have been frustrating for an Angelina College team hoping to extend a four-game win streak, but the news heading into this week’s games isn’t all bad for the Roadrunners.

For one, the loss didn’t change the ‘Runners’ spot in the standings. AC (14-7, 7-4) is still in second place, a game and a half behind the Ravens. With eight games remaining in the regular season, there’s time for the Roadrunners to make a run for the top spot before the conference tournament begins on March 1.

Even better, the Roadrunners have another streak in their favor: Not since the season’s opening weekend has AC lost back-to-back games. Prior to Saturday’s loss, the ‘Runners last fell on the road at Navarro on a buzzer-beater. AC promptly went on a four-game tear to vault even closer to the Zone lead.

On Wednesday, the Roadrunners will host Blinn College at Shands Gymnasium – where AC is 8-2 on the season – in an effort to kick-start yet another streak. The Bucs (14-6, 4-6) have lost four straight conference games, but two of those occurred in overtime.

Wednesday will feature just one game, with AC’s Lady Roadrunners getting a night off with a bye. The Roadrunners and Buccaneers tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Live audio/video streaming will be available at roadrunnerslive.com.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu

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.

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