Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 7:00pm (Away)
Opponent: Mineral Area Community College
Location: Park Hills, MO
L 81-67 |
The State Fair Roadrunners (16-7, 2-2 in Region 16) traveled to Park Hills, Missouri on Jan. 30 for a Region 16 contest. The Mineral Area College Cardinals used a hot shooting performance in the second half to defeat State Fair 81-67.
"MAC played really well,” said Coach Dale Ribble. “They did some things that made us turn the ball over, and they got out and pressed us. Overall, we did not play particularly well, especially in light of what we've been able to do since we came back from Christmas break."
Sophomores Justyn Watkins led the Roadrunners in scoring with 17 points, and Clifton Fleming contributed 15. Freshman Dominique Newton added 14 points.
State Fair will return to the game floor on Feb. 2 against Iowa Western.
"They're a very good basketball team,” said Ribble. “They have Division I players on their team, and we know it's going to be a big challenge for us here at home. We're going to have to play very well defensively, and we're going to have to rebound the ball. I hope we share the basketball and get good shots. When we get good shots, we’re going to have to make them."
By David Rohrbach