Date: Friday, December 11, 2009 (Away)
Opponent: Forest Park Classic
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The State Fair Community College Roadrunners traveled to St. Louis on Dec. 11 to open their portion of the Forest Park Classic. State Fair (9-5) used solid post defense to defeat Moraine Valley Community College 68-56.
“Moraine Valley had a post player that was about 6 feet 8 inches tall,” said Assistant Coach Kevin Thomas. “They really focused on trying to get the ball into him . . . Our guys did a great job of collapsing on him. Whenever he did catch it in, our guys did a good job of making him take a contested shot."
State Fair was led in scoring by sophomores Brandon Scaife and Justyn Watkins with 14 points and six rebounds each. Sophomores Dominic Williams contributed 11 points, and Clifton Fleming added 10.
Moraine Valley made it close in the second half, but State Fair made the plays at the end to emerge victorious.
"I thought the last five minutes our guys did a good job of taking care of the basketball and making plays. They stepped up and knocked down some free throws," said Thomas.
By David Rohrbach