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Roadrunners Upset Bid Falls Short
Monday, November 07, 2011
Roadrunners Upset Bid Falls Short
 
The Roadrunners gave the fifth-ranked Coffeyville Community College Ravens from Coffeyville, Kan., all they wanted Nov. 5 in the final game of the McDonald’s Classic at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. SFCC (0-2) missed a three-point shot at the buzzer, giving the Ravens a 75-73 victory.
 
The game was a back-and-forth battle. SFCC took a 34-28 lead into halftime and extended the advantage to seven points early in the second half. The seven-point lead was the largest for either team in the game. However, the Ravens proved why they are the fifth-ranked team in the country, making just enough plays down the stretch to get the victory.
 
“I was very proud of our guys tonight,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “They competed hard against a very good Coffeyville team. The Ravens are ranked number five in the country and it’s legitimate. Our guys competed toe to toe with them and we just came up a little short.”
 
Sophomore guard Alfonzo Houston scored a game-high 26 points to lead the offensive attack for the Roadrunners. Houston also registered two steals in the game. Freshman guard Kenny Chery contributed 14 points. He also added two assists in the contest. Sophomore wing Antonin Galaya pulled down a team-high seven rebounds for SFCC.
 
SFCC faces another nationally ranked opponent Nov. 8 when the ninth-ranked Indian Hills Community College Warriors come to the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
 
David Rohrbach
SFCC Athletics Department
NJCAA

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