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Lady Roadrunners Defeat Moberly
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Lady Roadrunners Defeat Moberly
           
The Lady Roadrunners picked up their second consecutive Region XVI win at home Jan. 18. SFCC (12-4, 2-0 in Region XVI) defeated the Moberly Area Community College Lady Greyhounds 69-54.
 
Moberly started the game on an 8-3 run to take the early advantage. Sophomore forward Cheyenne Williams gave SFCC its first lead of the contest with a layup to make the score 18-17, with just under eight minutes remaining in the first half. SFCC pushed the advantage to 32-22 at halftime courtesy of a layup from freshman guard Brittany Silas off of a pass from freshman guard Jermisha Watson.
 
Moberly trimmed the deficit to three at 39-36 with 14 minutes and 35 seconds remaining in the contest. Watson answered the run with a layup to get the lead back up to five. SFCC took a 57-44 advantage with six minutes remaining. SFCC made the plays down the stretch to close out the victory.
 
“All the teams are going to want to slow us down,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We still want to push the tempo as much as possible. At the same time, if we don’t have a layup, we need to make sure we still get a good quality shot. We want to make sure we use our depth. Eventually, if you keep playing hard, you’ll have a chance to win the ballgame, and that’s what we did.”
 
Sophomore guard Ariel Easton led four Lady Roadrunners in double figures with 16 points. Williams and freshman guard Ryneka Church contributed 12 points apiece. Watson added 10 points in the game. Williams also led the team in rebounds with 12 to earn a double double for the game. Church and Watson tied for the team lead in assists with four. Watson registered a team-high three steals in the game and a team-leading two blocked shots.
 
SFCC will return to game action Jan. 25 when the Crowder College Lady Riders come to the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
           
David Rohrbach
SFCC Athletics Department
           
NJCAA

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