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Roadrunners Split at Coffeyville Classic
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Roadrunners Split at Coffeyville Classic
 
The Roadrunners traveled to Coffeyville, Kan., Nov. 11-12 to take part in the Coffeyville Classic. SFCC defeated the Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds from Fort Scott, Kan., 88-68 Friday, but lost to the Coffeyville Community College Ravens 93-84 Saturday.
 
The Roadrunners (1-4) kicked off Friday’s game against the Greyhounds with a 10-0 run capped off by a three-point shot from freshman wing Lucas Kidane. Freshman guard D'Angelo Tucker pushed the advantage to 18-8 with a three-point play with 10 minutes left in the half.
 
“We were ready to play and our energy was good,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “They made some good shots. Sometimes, when you shoot the ball well you play a little harder defensively.”
 
Sophomore guard Alfonzo Houston knocked down a jumper as time expired in the half, giving SFCC a 52-28 lead at halftime. The Roadrunners maintained the lead in the second half to get their first win of the season, defeating Fort Scott 88-68.
 
Tucker led SFCC in scoring with 18 points. Kidane contributed 15 points and five rebounds. Houston also contributed 15 points and a team-high four assists. Sophomore guard Fred Wilson had a solid all-around game with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists. Sophomore forward Michael Bradley and freshman forward Charles Beard tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight.
 
SFCC took on the host Coffeyville Community College Ravens Saturday night to close out the classic. The fifth-ranked Ravens used their full-court pressure defense to jump out to an 11-4 lead.
 
SFCC sophomore wing Antonin Galaya was fouled while knocking down a three-point shot. He went to the free-throw line to finish the four-point play and get the Roadrunners back within one. Houston tied the game at 23 with a free throw with just over eight minutes left in the first half.
 
Coffeyville answered with a 6-0 run to take the lead at 29-23, and the Ravens led 40-34 at halftime.
 
Houston splashed home a three-point shot to open the second half and cut the lead to three at 40-37. That was as close as the Roadrunners got in the half. The Ravens made the plays to close the game and secure a 93-84 victory.
 
Houston led SFCC in scoring with 22 points. Wilson contributed 17 points. Tucker added 12 points. Bradley pitched in with 10 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
           
David Rohrbach
SFCC Athletics Department
NJCAA

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