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Nail biters in Shands Gym as AC squads fall to nationally ranked Kilgore, TVCC

The Angelina College men’s and women’s teams gave all they could against nationally ranked squads Monday night in a basketball doubleheader.
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 10:12 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2022 at 10:19 PM CST
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The Angelina College men’s and women’s teams gave all they could against nationally ranked squads Monday night in a basketball doubleheader.

In the women’s action, the Lady Runners lost to #12 Trinity Valley 70-69. Lovietta Walker led the way with 24 points, 19 of those happening in the third and fourth quarters. TVCC took a 43-40 lead into the break and built that lead to 61-46 before Angelina made a comeback. The game was tied at 69 late when Niyah Page was fouled with 4 seconds left. The sophomore gave the Lady Cardinals the one point lead and Walker was not able to make a last second shot to win.

On the men’s side, Angelina had their five-game winning streak ended with a 64-53 loss to #2 Kilgore. Angelina was led in scoring by Caleb Johnson who tallied 18 points. Kilgore was led by DaVeon Thomas who finished with 23 points.

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