Roadrunner Basketball Notches Upset Win During Holiday Tourney
(From AC Sports)
An action-packed holiday weekend of basketball saved its best game for last, with the Angelina College Roadrunners pulling off an 81-75 upset of No. 9 Odessa College in Saturday’s finale of the Guy Davis Thanksgiving Classic at Shands Gymnasium.
Corinthian Ramsey hit a fall away three pointer to beat the shot clock with 42 seconds to play, Quenton Bush grabbed a huge defensive rebound with 32 ticks showing and Trent Brinkley hit Isaiah Bailey with an outlet leading to a dunk at the buzzer to give first-year head coach Kyle Manary his biggest win of his AC career.
With the score knotted at 75 with a minute to play, Ramsey found himself scrambling for a loose ball with the shot clock nearing zeroes. The sophomore guard fell back from two defenders and hit the eventual game winner, giving him a team-high 21 points for the night.
To pull off the upset, the Roadrunners had to overcome a 17-point, first-half deficit and a 25-point, 12-rebound night from the Wranglers’ Tyree Robinson, a New Mexico State University signee.
AC’s Gary Blackston finished with 18 points, Bailey added 17 and Robert Lewis 14 to lift the Roadrunners to their fourth straight win.
In the day’s earlier action, Panola College outlasted Southwestern Christian College 98-90, winning in overtime after SWCC’s Jhase Davis hit a three at the buzzer signaling the end of regulation.
The Roadrunners (8-2) will open conference play at home on Wednesday against Kilgore College as part of an AC doubleheader. The Lady Roadrunners will face Panola College at 5:30 p.m., with the Roadrunners following at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be available for live streaming by clicking on the link provided on the Angelina College web site.