AC News Service
Wednesday night's loss at Lamar State-Port Arthur was doubly tough for the Angelina College Roadrunners.
Not only did AC see the Seahawks overcome a 19-point second-half lead to win 77-75 in Port Arthur, but the Roadrunners missed out on a golden opportunity to grab a share of first place in Region XIV's South Zone when zone leader San Jacinto also lost.
AC head coach Todd Neighbors said he had a premonition of sorts that his team wasn't quite sure how to handle such a big lead on Wednesday.
"I had a bad feeling coming out of the half-time locker room," Neighbors said. "The guys were just a little too confident, and we went too long trying to rest on the lead instead of doing what we'd done to get there.
"They're young, and they have to learn there is no safe lead in our league."
The 'Runners will attempt to get back on the winning track Saturday against Lee College. AC (15-8, 8-5) still holds the second-place spot in the zone, but the Rebels (15-9, 7-6) are breathing down their necks and just a game behind. The Roadrunners took the first meeting between the two in thrilling fashion, winning 83-82 when the Rebels suffered a late-game collapse of their own.
Game time Saturday at Shands Gymnasium is 6 p.m. Live streaming will be available on roadrunnerslive.com.