Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010 2:00pm (Away)
Opponent: Region 16 Championship Game-Jefferson
Location: Jefferson City, MO
L 89-75 |
The SFCC Lady Roadrunners saw their season come to an end on March 6 in the Region 16 championship game in Jefferson City. State Fair fell to the top seed and the No. 1 nationally ranked Jefferson College Lady Vikings by a score of 89-75.
JC started the game on fire racing out to a 27-15 lead with 11 minutes and eight seconds left in the first-half. The Lady Vikings stretched the lead out to 47-30 at halftime. In the second half, State Fair cut the deficit to 10 points with 17 minutes and 41 seconds left on the game; however, they would not manage to get any closer.
"Jefferson was hungry,” said Assistant Coach Kevin Bucker. “That’s the difference in having sophomores up and down the line. They started all sophomores if I remember right. A lot of Jefferson’s players have had either Division I or National Tournament experience. It's hard to teach . . . That's why we stayed and watched the ceremony, because we want our players to have that hunger and desire to be the team that holds up a Region 16 Championship trophy.”
State Fair (27-5) was led in scoring by sophomore Brittany Young with 24 points and three steals. Freshman Arriana Walker contributed 16 points and also had a team-leading eight steals and tied with Hattie Harris for the team lead in assists with three. Harris also added 16 points and two steals.
Freshman Jaleisha Barrett grabbed a team-leading six rebounds. Freshmen Dahlia Booker and Tatianna Washington pulled down four rebounds each. Young and freshman Ciara Leak, who missed both games in Jefferson City due to injury, were named First-Team All Region 16.
"Brittany led us here and has really grown,” said Bucher. “She’s one of those players in who we feel very confident being on the floor . . . When we needed points, we knew that we had someone (Brittany) who could go get them . . . We also appreciate Tanjala Wynn for transferring here and also Juliua Fraser for all their hard work and dedication to the program . . . without them our team would have gotten this far.”
By David Rohrbach