Lady Roadrunners Earn Sweep at Moberly Classic
The 15th-ranked State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners finished their weekend Nov. 27 with a come-from-behind win over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. SFCC got down early, but chipped away at the deficit to earn a 64-61 victory.
Both teams started the game slowly on offense. Northeastern Oklahoma used its size advantage at every position to pack the lane and slow down the Lady Roadrunners. SFCC (9-2) trailed near the end the half, when freshman Sharniece Lewis knocked down three big three-point shots to tie the game at 25 at halftime.
Northeastern Oklahoma took a six-point lead at the 14 minute and 22 second mark of the second half. Sophomore Arriana Walker hit a three-pointer with under eight minutes to go in the game.
Northeastern Oklahoma took a 51-49 lead with five minutes to go. Sophomore Ebony Davis hit a lay-up with under four minutes to go, cutting the NEO lead to three.
The game was tied at 54 with two minutes remaining. Walker struck again. She knocked down another huge three-point basket to tie the game. SFCC needed a defensive stop to get into overtime.
“Coach Scheel came up with the idea that they would probably drive right down the middle,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “If someone would step up and take the charge—and right after that, Hattie (Harris) took the charge.”
Walker provided her final bit of heroics when she collected an offensive rebound in overtime and laid it in with nine seconds remaining. Davis made one of two free throws to close out the game.
“It was a hard-fought ballgame,” said Bucher. “It was a great ballgame to be a part of. For the last 10 minutes of the ballgame into the overtime, I thought our players played extremely hard. They wanted it badly.”
Davis registered a double double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Walker contributed 13 points and seven assists. Lewis added nine points. Overall, 10 Lady Roadrunners scored in the game.
SFCC Athletic Department