Gary Stallard/AC Athletics
Patience, patience, patience.
It’s not a concept with which the Angelina College Roadrunners – known more for their run-and-gun style – are familiar.
But on Thursday, facing a Lamar State College-Port Arthur team with a noticeable size advantage in the middle, the ‘Runners took their sweet time in looking for shots. The approach paid off in a 67-59 win over the Seahawks at Shands Gymnasium.
Travis Henson came off the bench to lead AC with 20 points, going 3-of-4 from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point range and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. Nylek Cobb pitched in with 10 points and five assists and Bryan Mitchell led the team with nine rebounds.
Devin Ellis scored 15 points for Lamar-PA. Matej Gaspert and Travious Grubbs added 10 points each.
AC’s slow-it-down tactics resulted in a low-scoring affair. However, the Roadrunners’ shot selection paid off in a big conference win. Thursday’s victory boosted the ‘Runners (11-8, 3-5) into first place in Region XIV’s South Zone.
The Roadrunners will travel to Jacksonville College on Tuesday to take on the Jaguars at 7:30 p.m.
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