Date: Friday, November 27, 2009 4:00pm (Away)
Opponent: Moberly Classic (SFCC vs. Southeastern Illinois)
Location: Moberly, MO
L 59-55 |
By David Rohrbach
The State Fair Roadrunners traveled to Moberly, Missouri Nov. 27 to take on Southeastern Illinois College in the first round of the Moberly Classic. The Roadrunners dropped a hard-fought 59-55 decision.
"Southeastern Illinois came out in a two-three zone. We got the ball inside on a couple of early possessions and were able to score. Unfortunately, we started shooting a bunch of perimeter shots and we didn't make a whole lot of them. I'll give them credit, I thought they played well against us defensively," said Head Coach Dale Ribble.
The Roadrunners found themselves trailing 29-20 at halftime, but the team refused to go way. They trimmed the deficit to two but could get no closer.
"Southeastern Illinois came out to start the second half in a man-to-man defense. I thought we attacked it pretty well, so they went back to the two-three zone. Late in the game, we made some shots and forced them to come out a little bit," said Ribble.
Guards Clifton Fleming and Jay Lee led the Roadrunners in scoring with 13 points each. Forward Justyn Watkins added nine, and center Brandon Scaife pulled down a team-leading five rebounds. Guards Dominic Williams and Filip Toric each dished out a team-leading four assists.
For the second round of the Moberly Classic, the Roadrunners will go up against a community college team from New York City, Technical Career Institutes.