Lady Roadrunners Earn Region, Conference Superlatives


McQueen Earns First-Team Nods On Each List

A trio of Angelina College Lady Roadrunners earned post-season honors following the 2015-2016 basketball season, with sophomore Malachi McQueen landing on both the All-Region and All-Conference lists.

McQueen (1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference), freshman LaNeique Nealey (1st Team All-Conference) and sophomore Briana Caro (Honorable Mention All-Conference) each played roles in leading the Lady ‘Runners into the conference tournament and an 18-win season.

McQueen, from Leesville, Louisiana, shrugged off a slow start to the season to finish with solid numbers: She led the league in points scored per 40 minutes and ended the year averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. McQueen also shot 75 percent from the free-throw line and dished out 1.4 assists per game; her season high was a 26-point effort against Temple College.

Nealey, the freshman from Madisonville, capped her campaign averaging 13 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She finished second in the league with 202 defensive rebounds and second in the league in points scored per 40 minutes. Nealey scored 25 points against Tyler and yanked down 19 rebounds against Coastal Bend College.

Caro, a sophomore transfer from Mesquite, was among conference leaders in three-point shooting for much of the season, finishing with a 35.1 success rate from beyond the arc. Caro finished with 51 made threes, including her eight-trey game against Panola College and a six-three against Paris College. Caro finished the season averaging 10.1 points per game.

AC made the post-season tournament for the 10th time in head coach Byron Coleman’s 10 years at the helm.

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Poster 9_Malachi McQueen Malachi McQueen:

Angelina College’s Malachi McQueen earned both 1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-Conference honors following the 2015-2016 season. The Leesville, LA sophomore averaged 13 points. 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)


LaNeique Nealey 1_Blinn (2) LaNeique Nealey:

Angelina College freshman LaNeique Nealey earned 1st Team All-Conference honors following the 2015-2016 season. The Madisonville product averaged 13 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)


Briana Caro 1_Panola Briana Caro:

Angelina College’s Brian Caro earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors following the 2015-2016 season. A sophomore from Mesquite, Caro was among league leaders in three-point shooting, hitting eight treys against Panola College. (AC Press photo by DeShun Pham-Adams)




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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