Roadrunners Top Trinity Valley CC

Christyon Eugene finished Saturday's win with 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists. (Daisy de Boer/AC Athletics photo)
Christyon Eugene finished Saturday's win with 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists. (Daisy de Boer/AC Athletics photo)

With the Roadrunners clinging to a four-point lead with just under 12 minutes remaining in the game, Angelina College head coach Nick Wade brought Braxton Foreman off the bench following a timeout. As Foreman took his position on the floor, Wade called to him and pantomimed a shooting motion, telling Foreman, “Shoot the ball.”

Foreman responded with three pointers on consecutive possessions, and the Roadrunners pushed their lead to 15 points on the way to an 83-73 win over Trinity Valley Community College Saturday at Shands Gymnasium.

Shooting wasn’t the only part of AC’s game on display: The Cardinals entered the contest averaging nearly 90 points per game, but the ‘Runners managed to score 15 crucial points off nine TVCC turnovers.

Gwarren Douglas led AC with 17 points and six rebounds. Christyon Eugene put together a 14-point, nine-rebound and five-assist night, and Kyron Gibson added 13 points and seven assists.

The win, AC’s second straight, pushed the Roadrunners’ record to 10-8, 5-2 for the season. AC’s win, combined with Jacksonville College’s 107-75 loss to Tyler Junior College on Saturday, gives the first-place Roadrunners a three-game cushion in the Region XIV South Zone standings.

The ‘Runners will host Victoria College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Shands Gymnasium.

 

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.