AC News Service
TYLER – A big scoring surge at the end of the first half carried Tyler College's Lady Apaches past the Lady Roadrunners of Angelina College Wednesday night in Tyler.
Tyler's 15-3 run over the half's final 10 minutes held up the rest of the way, despite a late rally by AC. The Lady ‘Runners moved to within eight points several times late in the game, but couldn't close the gap.
Brittney Jefferson scored 30 points to lead Angelina College, hitting 16 of her 17 free-throw attempts. Carlisha Wyatt added 25 points. Breann McMillan's defensive play helped AC creep closer late: McMillan finished the game with four steals and forced several turnovers.
But AC couldn't slow Tyler's Ericka House, whose 27 points included six three pointers, four of those occurring in the first half. Cecilia Okoye scored 18 and Keaira Arion 11 to lead the Lady Apaches, now 19-5, 11-2 on the season.
The Lady Roadrunners drop to 10-13, 6-7 for the year and will travel to San Jacinto on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m.
Roadrunners 57, Bossier Parish 41
Mike Myers scored 26 points to back a shut-down defensive effort from the Roadrunners, who won their second conference game of the season with a 57-41 win in Shreveport.
LaDerrien Jackson went for 12 points and Jaylen Daniel 11, but it was AC's defense that carried the team to the win: The ‘Runners held the Cavaliers to just 17 points the entire first half.
Andre Crear, Jamie Farrie and Ja'Lexius Davis came off the bench and were part of a second-half surge that extended AC's lead to 18 points at one point.
The Roadrunners travel to Pasadena on Saturday to take on San Jacinto. Game time is 6 p.m.
Gary L. Stallard