AC News Service
Angelina College teams squared off against two of the conference standings leaders on Saturday, and the outcome wasn't what Roadrunner fans hoped to see.
The Lady Roadrunners dropped a three-point decision to Paris' Lady Dragons – the third place team in Region XIV – losing 70-67 after getting to within a single basket late in the game.
The Roadrunners were no match for Lamar State-Port Arthur's Seahawks, a team currently tied for first place in Region XIV's South Zone. Lamar-PA took an 85-57 win over the Roadrunners to keep its grip on the first-place tie in conference.
The Lady Roadrunners are off on Wednesday night, while the Roadrunners travel to Baytown to take on Lee College. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Paris 70, Lady Roadrunners 67
Bianca Hanna's three free throws in the final minute were just enough to help the Lady
Dragons edge Angelina College 70-67 on Saturday.
AC's Lady ‘Runners spent the final four minutes of the game trying to close a six-point gap, getting to within two points on Diamond Webb's three pointer with 27 seconds to play to cut the Paris lead to 69-67. But Hanna hit another free throw with 14 ticks showing on the clock, and Webb's attempt at a game-tying, buzzer-beating three dipped in and out of the cylinder before rimming out, leaving the Lady Roadrunners on the losing end of a three-point final score.
Carlisha Wyatt led AC with 24 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Webb added 17 points that included four three pointers; and Brittney Jefferson added 10 points in the loss.
Paris got 15 points from Kiera Oby, 14 from Hanna and 10 points from Danisha Shaw. Yasmeen Thompson pulled down 11 rebounds to go with her seven points.
The Lady Roadrunners (12-16, 8-10) get the night off on Wednesday before closing out the regular season Saturday against Lon Morris College. Game time is 4 p.m.
Lamar State-Port Arthur 85, Roadrunners 57
Lamar State-Port Arthur took control three minutes into the game, ripping off a 16-2 run and building a 30-point lead in the second half en route to an 85-57 win over the Roadrunners at Shands Gymnasium.
Five Seahawks scored in double figures, led by Elijah Pittman's 23 points. Shondel Stewart added 17, Brandon Peters 13 and Lakeem Duncan and Darrian Provost added 10 points each. For the game, Seahawks shooters hit nine three pointers out of 24 attempts.
Mike Myers led the Roadrunners with 23 points and 11 rebounds – his 15th double-double of the season. Victor Mbachu added nine points and LaDerrien Jackson eight on the loss.
The Roadrunners (12-16, 3-14) will travel to Baytown on Wednesday to face Lee College. Game time is 7:30 p.m
Gary L. Stallard