Lady Roadrunners to Compete in Florida
The State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners will participate in the prestigious 2010 Collegiate Girls Basketball Report Classic Nov. 12-13 at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. SFCC will take on the Northwest Florida State College Raiders from Niceville, Fla., at 4 p.m. CST Friday and the hosting Chipola College Lady Indians at 8 p.m. Saturday.
“We were contacted Friday by Chipola Head Coach David Lane,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “One of their teams backed out, and one of the sponsors talked about SFCC. We crunched the numbers to see if we could do it, and here we are.”
SFCC will have two big challenges awaiting them in Florida, said Bucher. Northwest Florida has six players who stand 6 feet or taller and Chipola has a 6-6 center who originally signed with Kentucky. He sees many benefits to the trip.
"It's a great honor to be asked,” said Bucher. "It helps our program to play against great competition; we find out if we're as good as some of these other teams. We've all talked about making it to nationals; this is a similar format and will help prepare us for the national tournament, if we get there. They’ve both always been national powers; these will be the best teams we have played.”
Fans who can't make the trip can follow the action via a live streaming webcast on the Chipola College website at www.chipola.edu/extrac/athl/wbasket/index.htm.
SFCC Athletic Department