No. 14 Lady Roadrunners Outlast Panola In OT

Simran Mayfield scored 16 points in AC's overtime win over Panola College. (Gary Stallard photo)
Simran Mayfield scored 16 points in AC's overtime win over Panola College. (Gary Stallard photo)

By GARY STALLARD

AC Athletics

 

Eleven points down with seven minutes to play in regulation. A Panola Fillies team that seemingly couldn’t miss a shot on a night when the Lady Roadrunners couldn’t seem to buy a bucket.

Saturday was exactly the type of game Angelina College’s 14th-ranked Lady Roadrunners have been expecting all season. With a ranking in front of their names, there would be a target on their backs.

But the Lady ‘Runners put together a thrilling finish, rallying late and forcing overtime before taking a 91-82 win at Shands Gymnasium to stretch the team’s winning streak to nine straight games.

Mia Perkins’ three pointer with seven minutes to play capped AC’s 12-2 run to help the Lady ‘Runners regain the lead, and Natasha Mack’s bucket with 1:31 would send the game to overtime. There, Mia Williams drilled a pair of threes and converted late free throws – she would score eight of AC’s 11 points in the extra frame – to hold off the Fillies.

Mack finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the Lady ‘Runners. Perkins’ double-double included 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Simran Mayfield scored 16 points; Williams ended the game with 13 points.

The Fillies hit a total of 11 threes in the game and led throughout most of the contest. Jolie Williams led Panola with 25 points – including five treys – and Maryia Adaschyck added 22 points.

The Lady Roadrunners (19-1, 8-1) will take Wednesday off before traveling to Kilgore College on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m.

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