Lady Roadrunners Fall in Battle of Ranked Teams
The fourth-ranked Lady Roadrunners lost a hard-fought battle Feb. 16 when they were defeated 72-59 by the 11th-ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The loss was the first for the Lady Roadrunners (22-3, 8-1in Region XVI) since Nov. 13 and snapped a 19-game winning streak.
The Lady Roadrunners jumped out to a 15-point advantage early in the first half. Sophomore point guard Arriana Walker scored 13 of her team-high 19 points in the first half and registered three of her team-high six steals to jumpstart the offensive attack.
“We played a really good first half,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “It was fast paced, which is what we wanted. We came out focused and ready to play. It was a three-shot second half; they hit three shots and we missed. We got tired and a little deflated. It was the best game we’ve had since Ciara (Leak) has been out and that’s something we needed to do to get better.”
Iowa Western trimmed the deficit to four at halftime at 33-29. A five-minute scoring drought at the 10-minute mark of the second half proved to be too much for SFCC to overcome.
“That’s when they hit those three buckets to get it to six points, and as it got down to two minutes, we had to foul,” said Bucher. “They hit their free throws.”
Sophomore forward Ebony Davis contributed 11 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore guard/forward Dahlia Booker registered a double double with 10 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Walker also dished out a team-high three assists in the contest.
SFCC Athletics Department