Angelina College Roadrunners Top Texas Riders, move to 3-0 on the year

AC News Service - Considering the heralded recruiting class joining the Angelina College Roadrunner basketball team this past summer, the biggest dilemma was bound to be what to do with all that talent.

Wednesday night at Shands Gymnasium in Lufkin, the Roadrunners showed exactly what a great problem that can be.

Eleven of the 12 players logging minutes found their way into the scoring column as AC moved to 3-0 on the season with a convincing 94-55 win over the Texas Riders.

Sophomore Mike Myers notched yet another double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds; LaDerrien Jackson added 13 points in just 15 minutes on the floor; and Jaylen Daniel and Victor Mbachu each scored 12 as the Roadrunners rotated the lineup at a dizzying pace throughout the contest.

"That's a huge benefit for us in that we can give opponents so many different looks," head coach Todd Neighbors said. "When our starting five got off to a slow start, we rotated a full five more and they just hit the floor energized. That got everything rolling for us, and it's something we know we'll be able to use throughout the season."

In all, the Roadrunners tallied 46 points off the bench. Just as impressive was the defensive effort: AC held the Riders to 32 percent shooting from the field while forcing 17 turnovers. The 'Runners also dominated the boards, finishing with a 63-22 edge in that category.

Former Hudson Hornet Ja'Lexius also saw action off the bench, scoring four points and pulling down five rebounds in less than five minutes of play.

The Roadrunners (3-0) will host East Texas Flight on Friday night in a game scheduled for 8 p.m. The game will follow the Lady Roadrunners' game with Eastern Oklahoma.