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Roadrunners Fall in Double Overtime at Mineral Area
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Roadrunners Fall in Double Overtime at Mineral Area
           
The Roadrunners saw a 23-point lead evaporate in a 96-92 double overtime loss to the Mineral Area College Cardinals Jan. 28 in Park Hills. The loss was the second in a row for the Roadrunners.
 
SFCC (12-9, 2-2 in Region XVI) took its first lead of the game when freshman wing Lucas Kidane hit a three-point basket at 11-10 with 13 minutes remaining in the first half. The Cardinals made a three-point shot to take the lead back. The Roadrunners tied the game at 16 with under nine minutes to go until halftime.
 
Freshman forward Ayo Ojo converted an old-fashioned three-point play off a pass from sophomore guard Fred Wilson to give his team a 19-16 advantage with just over seven minutes remaining in the half. SFCC pushed the advantage to 35-21 at halftime.
 
The Roadrunners began the second half on a 10-1 run to put themselves 23 points ahead at 45-22 in just over three minutes. Mineral Area turned up its defensive pressure to outscore the Roadrunners and tie the game at 74 to force the first overtime. Each team scored 12 points in the first overtime, forcing a second overtime. Mineral Area outscored the Roadrunners 10-6 in the second overtime to pick up the come-from-behind win.
 
Wilson led SFCC in scoring with 22 points. Ojo registered a double double, contributing 16 points and a team-leading 16 rebounds. Sophomore forward Michael Bradley added 12 points in the contest. Freshman guard Kenny Chery put together a double double of his own with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Wilson and sophomore guard Alfonzo Houston tied for the team lead in assists with five each.
 
David Rohrbach
SFCC Athletics Department
           
NJCAA

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