Lady Roadrunners Use Defense to Defeat Moberly
The ninth-ranked Lady Roadrunners (16-2, 2-0 in Region XVI) passed their first Region XVI road test with flying colors Jan. 19 when they traveled to Moberly Area Community College. SFCC forced the Lady Greyhounds into 27 turnovers en route to an 81-48 victory.
The Lady Roadrunners jumped out to a 13-8 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining in the first half. Sophomore guard Hattie Harris kick-started the offense for SFCC, scoring eight points in the first half.
“Hattie played really well,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “I thought it was one of her better games. She just wanted it, and it was really good to see.”
The Lady Roadrunners also did the job on defense. SFCC forced Moberly into seven turnovers in the first 10 minutes of clock time in the half and finished the half on a big run to blow open a fairly close game. SFCC’s lead stood at 10 with just under 13 minutes left in the first half and they pushed it to 43-22 at halftime.
“I think our pressure and our depth is what got them,” said Bucher. “We’re not going to blow a team out in the first five minutes. The longer the game went, the more we pushed the ball. They got tired and didn’t have a lot of help off the bench.”
The second half was more of the same, as the Lady Roadrunners continued to use their defense to control the game. Every SFCC player who dressed for the game scored at least two points. Freshman center Anya Trass scored a career-high 13 points. Harris and sophomore forward Ebony Davis added 12 points and four rebounds each. Sophomore guard/forward Dahlia Booker and sophomore guard Ciara Leak also contributed four rebounds each. Harris also dished out a team-leading six assists. Sophomore guard Arriana Walker led her team with four steals.
SFCC Athletics Department