Lady Roadrunners Win Two Games at Jamboree
The Lady Roadrunners emerged with a 2-1 record Oct. 16 when they played in the Southwestern Illinois College Jamboree in Belleville, Ill.
The Lady Roadrunners first defeated Southwestern Illinois College 52-47. SFCC got off to a good start in the game; however, Southwestern Illinois changed defenses to get back into the game.
“We hadn’t worked on any of our zone offenses yet,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “That was what really brought Southwestern Illinois back into the game. Quite a few teams will play zone defense against us this year, so we have to be able to handle it.”
Sophomore guard Ariel Easton led the team in scoring with 12 points and three steals in the game. Freshman guard Ryneka Church added nine points. Freshman guard/forward Cassandra Moore contributed six points. Sophomore forward/center Cheyenne Williams pitched in with six points and a team-high seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Alexas Brown dished out a team-leading three assists.
SFCC lost to John A. Logan College 44-40 in the second game of the day. The Lady Roadrunners struggled on both ends of the floor in the loss.
“We didn’t guard,” said Bucher. “We couldn’t hit shots. I think we were 4-27 in the second half. A lot of them were rushed shots. We have to slow down and get in the flow of the offense.”
Church led the Lady Roadrunners offensively with 10 points. Easton, sophomore forward Jallisa Lewis and freshmen guard Jermisha Watson each contributed six points. Easton also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Moore was second on the team with six rebounds.
SFCC finished off the day with a 56-55 overtime victory over Kaskaskia College. Bucher said his team played better in the final game.
“WE did a better job getting the ball into the post,” said Bucher. “Defensively, we did a little better, but we still have to work on cutting down on penetration. We have to cut down on our fouls as well.”
Easton led the offensive charge with a double-double 12 points and 10 rebounds. Williams contributed 11 points. Church added seven points. Williams pulled down seven rebounds in the contest. Moore contributed six rebounds. Freshman guard Brittany Silas dished out a team-high four assists and three steals. Brown had three assists.
SFCC will host Missouri Valley College in the annual Highway 65 Shoot-Out at 6 p.m. Oct. 26.
SFCC Athletics Department