Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009 9:00am (Away)
Opponent: Heartland Juco Jamboree
Location: Warrensburg, MO
The 2009-2010 State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners got their first chance to scrimmage against another team on Oct. 11 at the Heartland Juco Jamboree in Warrensburg, Missouri. State Fair went 2-1 at the event with victories over Northern Oklahoma College and Barton County Community College. The Lady Roadrunners dropped their final game to Johnson County Community College
State Fair wasted little time jumping out to a 31-9 advantage in the first half over Northern Oklahoma College. The Lady Roadrunners used the early advantage to secure a 47-23 victory. Sophomore Brittany Young led State Fair in scoring with 10 points. Freshman Tatianna Washington added six.
"For the first game and the first time going against another team, Coach Pannier and I were very pleased," said Assistant Coach Kevin Bucher.
The Lady Roadrunners took on Barton County in game two. "We started out pretty well defensively. It was pretty close in the first half but we were able to pull away in the second half," said Bucher.
State Fair came away with a 43-21 victory. Freshman Ciara Leak paced the State Fair offense with nine points. Freshman Monica Pyrtle contributed eight points. Young had a solid all-around game with six points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals.
The Lady Roadrunners dropped their final game against Johnson County 39-38 State Fair had a two point lead with 8 seconds left in the game and Johnson County hit a three point shot to get the win. Washington led the team with 11 points and Young added nine.
Bucher said it was disheartening because they wanted to win all three games, but they are more concerned with improving offensively and defensively.
State Fair will go to Belleville, Illinois next weekend to take part in another jamboree. They will play Wabash Valley College, Rend Lake College and John A. Logan College.
"We are excited because it's another opportunity to see how we've progressed from this week's practices,” said Bucher.