Roadrunners Comeback Attempt Falls Short
SFCC (10-7) saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end Jan. 10 with an 82-74 loss at home to the Iowa Western Community College Reivers from Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Iowa Western jumped out to a 14-11 lead with just under 14 minutes left in the first half and stretched the lead to 44-29 at halftime. In the second half the Reivers took a 19-point lead, the largest by either team during the contest.
The Roadrunners refused to go away on their home floor. Sophomore guard Alfonzo Houston cut the deficit to 13 at 53-40 with just under 16 minutes left. A layup from sophomore wing Antonin Galaya trimmed the deficit to 10 at 53-43.
Freshman guard Kenny Chery knocked down another big three-point-shot to get the Roadrunners to within two points at 62-60 with eight minutes remaining in the game. That was as close as SFCC would get. Iowa Western put together a 6-0 run to take control of the game. The Reivers made their free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Houston led four Roadrunners in double figures in scoring with 26 points in the game. Galaya added 13 points. Chery contributed 11 points. Sophomore forward Michael Bradley pitched in with 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds in the game. Sophomore guard Fred Wilson and Chery tied for the team lead in assists with four each.
The Roadrunners will return to action on Jan. 14 to open Region XVI play against the Three Rivers Community College Raiders. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
“We have to play harder,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We have to improve on the defensive end, and be more patient offensively to get better quality shots.”
SFCC Athletic Department