The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners avenged an earlier loss to Tyler's Lady Apaches, winning 76-54 Wednesday at Shands Gym to extend AC's conference winning streak to four games.
AC's men then battled back from a 10-point deficit only to fall 73-69 in overtime to Bossier Parish College.
Both AC teams will be at home Saturday for a doubleheader with San Jacinto College. Game time for the Lady ‘Runners is 2 p.m., with the men following at 4 p.m.
In addition, AC will honor long-time women's head coach Dwan Coleman during half time of the Lady Roadrunners' game.
Live audio/video streaming will be available by logging onto www.angelina.edu and clicking on the "Athletics" link.
Lady Roadrunners 76, Tyler College 54
Lady ‘Runner head coach Byron Coleman got a little of everything from each player on the floor, with the end result AC's 76-54 win over Tyler's Lady Apaches.
LadyRoadrunner Ashlynn Green led the way with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and seven steals in leading AC to its fourth straight win in conference play. Carenn Baylor finished with 16 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals; Carlisha Wyatt added 16 points, seven boards and two swipes; Danielle McNealy pulled down nine rebounds; and Brittany Jefferson scored 11 points in the win.
Markisha Hawkins led the Lady Apaches with 17 points and 10 boards, followed by Kelly Johnstone with 11 points.
A swarming defensive effort saw the Lady Roadrunners finish with 17 steals, forcing 26 Tyler turnovers while holding the Lady Apaches to less than 30 percent shooting from the field.
The win – AC's fourth straight – moved the Lady Roadrunners (13-10, 8-4) to within a half game of the Lady Apaches in the Region XIV standings.
AC will host San Jacinto at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Bossier Parish 73, Roadrunners 69 (OT)
Dead legs led to a tough night from the free-throw line, with AC's undermanned Roadrunners putting together a furious run to open the second half, only to fall 73-69 to Bossier Parish on Wednesday night.
AC erased a 10-point deficit with a big surge coming out of the locker room. Sparked by sophomore Bamba Dioum, the Roadrunners built a double-digit lead that lasted midway through the second half. Dioum, who finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals, was the fuel igniting the ‘Runners following the team's offensive struggles in the first half. The second-year man from Senegal did most of his damage within a seven-minute span to help AC overtake the Cavaliers.
But with only seven players suited up, fatigue soon took its toll on the Roadrunners, who missed free throws in the final moments of regulation and in overtime. For the game, AC was just 16-of-38 from the line.
E.J. Williams led AC with 20 points, followed by Adrick McKinney's double-double (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Mike Myers with 11 points and 13 boards. Dioum also notched the double-double with 10 rebounds to go with his 10 points.
Jeremiah Moore led the Cavaliers with 24 points, Jeremy Fontenot finished with 21 and Christian Smith added 14 for Bossier Parish (8-15, 2-10).
The Roadrunners (11-12, 3-9) will host San Jacinto on Saturday, with tip-off scheduled for 4 p.m.