Lady Roadrunners Open Region Play with Victory
The Lady Roadrunners (10-4, 1-0 in Region XVI) opened their Region XVI schedule Jan. 14 by defeating the Three Rivers Community College Lady Raiders from Poplar Bluff 93-72.
The Lady Roadrunners found themselves in a back-and-forth battle early in the first half. Sophomore guard Ariel Easton found sophomore forward Jallisa Lewis with a long pass. Lewis caught the pass as she was falling out of bounds and flipped it to freshman guard Jermisha Watson. Watson laid it in to give SFCC a 17-15 advantage with just over 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Watson scored another layup off of a blocked shot from sophomore forward Cheyenne Williams. Watson picked up the steal and layup to give the Lady Roadrunners a 24-21 lead with eight minutes remaining in the half. SFCC took a 47-37 advantage into halftime.
“The pressure was really starting to get to Three Rivers,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We missed a lot of opportunities. We missed some layups off the steals we had. But the shots will fall as long as we keep the pressure up.”
SFCC stretched the advantage to 68-50 about 12 minutes remaining. The Lady Roadrunners used their depth to close out the victory in the second half.
Five Lady Roadrunners scored in double figures in the game. Williams led the team with 18 points, Easton contributed 17 points and freshman guard Kaci Cason added 15 points. Watson and freshman guard Ryneka Church pitched in with 10 apiece.
SFCC Athletics Department