Taylor Jacobs, No. 13, passes the ball during the Orange Out game win against McLennan College held in Shands Gymnasium Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Lady Roadrunners defeat McLennan in Orange Out Basketball Game

The team’s leading scorer, Natasha Mack, finished with 13 points on Wednesday, Nov. 28 well below her season average of 23 points per game.

The Lady Runners brought more than enough offensive firepower to take down McLennan College 79-60 at Shands Gymnasium to run Angelina College’s season-opening win streak to nine straight games.

Playing in just 23 of the 40 minutes, Mack nevertheless put up big numbers, finishing with the 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots to notch her seventh double-double in nine games. Britney Thompson nailed four three pointers to lead the team with 14 points, Mia Williams added three more treys for 13 points and Taylor Jacob converted three long-distance shots to finish with 11 points.

AC showed a little rust from a 10-day break, converting just eight of 16 shots from the field and misfiring on all four three-point attempts in the first quarter. Still, the Lady Roadunners led the game 23-11 after eight minutes of play and 40-29 at the half.

Then Teeonna Barkley, who finished with nine points, got AC off to a quick start in the third period, as the Lady Roadrunners extended their lead to 20 points in cruising to a win in the team’s final non-conference game before league play begins on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The Lady Roadrunners stand at 9-0 for the season.

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Angelina College’s Natasha Mack, No. 10, stretches over several Hill College defenders for a rebound during the basketball game Saturday, Nov. 17. The Lady Roadrunners stayed spotless at 8-0 to open the season with a 73-56 win against the Rebels at Shands Gymnasium.

Lady Runners now 8-0 for season!

The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners extended their season-opening winning streak on Saturday, Nov. 17 while the Roadrunners started a new one.

The Lady Runners moved to 8-0 on the season with a 73-56 win againstr Hill College to cap the weekend’s Angelina Classic at Shands Gymnasium. The Roadrunners followed with an 82-70 win against Arkansas Baptist College to snap a four-game losing streak – with three of those losses occurring on the road.

AC’s Lady Roadrunners are not just beating teams during their eight-game, season-opening win streak. They are just plainly running away from people.

AC stayed unbeaten on the season with a convincing 73-56 win against Hill College Saturday, Nov. 17. The Lady Roadrunners’ average margin of victory over those eight games is 20.7 points. 

Natasha Mack led AC’s Saturday attack with 26 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots. Mia Williams hit four three pointers to finish with 14 points, Teeonna Barkley scored 12 points and Taylor Jacob added 10 in the win.

The Lady Roadrunners rode another strong start to the win, running out to a 22-9 lead duringthe game’s first eight minutes. AC would finish the game with 11 three pointers made, with Britney Thompson nailing three of those and Jacob another two. 

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After helping boost her Lady Roadrunners to a 5-0 start to open the new basketball season, Angelina College sophomore Natasha Mack has earned the NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week honors, following a three-game stretch in which the Lufkin product averaged 25.34 points and 12 rebounds per game.

The award marks the third time Mack has been named the National Player of the Week; she earned the honor twice in her freshman season.

Thus far in 2018-2019, Mack leads Region XIV in rebounds (11.2 per game) and blocked shots (six per game) and is second in the league in scoring with a 23.6 points-per-game average.

Mack is the daughter of Bonnie Lee and Anthony Mack.