Roadrunners Run Past San Jacinto Beaufort Logs 38-point Night in Win


First place in the conference standings was so close they could taste it.

            On Wednesday, the Angelina College Roadrunners could savor the big bite they took edging them closer to the top of the standings.

            Kahari Beaufort scored 11 points in the game’s first five minutes and finished with 38 for the night in leading AC to a 102-89 win over the first-place San Jacinto College Ravens at Shands Gymnasium.

            The win pushed AC’s conference record to 10-7 and dropped San Jac to 10-6, leaving the Roadrunners a mere half game out of first place in the conference’s South Zone.

            In Athens, the Lady Roadrunners fell to the No. 1-ranked Trinity Valley Lady Cardinals by a 91-71 score.

            Shane Temara added 22 points and 13 rebounds; the Syracuse, New York sophomore is averaging double figures in scoring and rebounds over his past 10 games. Corinthian Ramsey finished with 14 points – including a trio of three pointers in a one-minute, first-half span – and seven assists; and Gary Blackston chipped in 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

            San Jac’s Corey Davis went 9-for-9 from the free-throw line to lead the Ravens with 24 points. Josh Huntley added 16 points in the loss.

            Beaufort and Ramsey teamed up to score every one of AC’s points in the Roadrunners’ 14-2 run to close out the first half. Zach Shepherd’s three with 9:44 to play in the game gave AC a 17-point lead, but the Ravens rallied to cut the lead to five points at the 4:58 mark on a Davis free throw.

            But Blackston dropped in a couple of free throws, Ramsey hit a layup and a three pointer and Temara hit a short jumper to fuel a 10-2 AC run to close out the game.

            The Roadrunners (17-10, 10-7) travel to Blinn College on Saturday, with tipoff scheduled for 4 p.m. The Lady Roadrunners will take on Blinn’s Lady Bucs at 2 p.m.

          Shane Temara Reverse Layup 1_San Jacinto Game

            Kahari Beaufort Layup 1:

            Kahari Beaufort (22) of Angelina College hits a reverse layup around San Jacinto’s Iker Er during Wednesday’s game at Shands Gymnasium. Beaufort scored a game-high 38 points to lead the Roadrunners to a 102-89 win and a share of first place in the conference’s South Zone. (AC Press photo by Lemuel Roberson)

            Shane Temara Reverse Layup:

            Angelina College’s Shane Temara (41) goes off the backboard against San Jacinto’s Candido Sa during Wednesday’s game at Shands Gymnasium. The Roadrunners beat the first-place Ravens 102-89 to grab a share of first place in the conference’s South Zone. (AC Press photo by Lemuel Roberson)

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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