Roadrunners Show Improvement
The Roadrunners won four of their six scrimmages Oct. 22 in the Central Bible College Jamboree in Springfield.
SFCC split with Evangel University in their opening game. The Roadrunners lost the first half 38-26 and won the second half by a score of 30-25. Sophomore guard Alfonzo Houston led the offensive attack for SFCC, scoring 14 points. Freshman forward Ayo Ojo added nine points and a team-high seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Fred Wilson dished out a team-high three assists for the game. Freshmen guards Montrell Watts and Kenny Chery added two assists each in the game.
The Roadrunners took on Central Bible College in their next scrimmage. SFCC won both halves, the first by 36-22 and the second 29-24. Wilson led the team in scoring with 10 points. Freshman guard D’Angelo Tucker contributed nine points. Houston also added nine points. Freshman wing Lucas Kidane pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Charles Beard recorded three blocks in the game.
SFCC finished the day by splitting with College of the Ozarks. SFCC won the first half 26-25. College of the Ozarks won the second half by a score of 36-33. Ojo had 16 points and six rebounds to lead his team in both categories. Houston added 15 points. Wilson dished out a team-high four assists in the game.
“Our effort was a lot better,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “Our players were trying to get out and pressure and they had more of a sense of urgency. Offensively we still took some bad shots, but the number was cut down. Hopefully, they’re starting to figure out which shots are good and which ones aren’t. There was growth, and that’s what we were looking for this weekend.”
SFCC will return to action Oct. 26 in the annual Highway 65 Shoot-Out against the Missouri Valley College Vikings in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. The Lady Roadrunners will play at 6 p.m. and the Roadrunners at 8 p.m.
SFCC Athletic Department