Roadrunners Fall at Iowa Western
The Roadrunners (12-10, 2-2 in Region XVI) dropped a hard-fought 74-70 decision to the Iowa Western Community College Reivers Jan. 31 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Iowa Western took a 10-5 lead to begin the game. A layup from SFCC sophomore guard Alfonzo Houston trimmed the advantage to three points with just over 14 minutes remaining in the first half. Sophomore guard Fred Wilson knocked down a spinning jumper to tie the score at 15.
SFCC went on a 6-0 run to take a 21-15 advantage with seven minutes remaining in the first half.
“We defended well and were able to get stops on defense,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “When Iowa Western went to its zone defense, we did a good job attacking and getting the ball inside to Alfonzo. We had some really good ball movement; it was fun to watch.”
Iowa Western tied the game at 25 with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. SFCC answered with a three-point basket from sophomore wing Antonin Galaya off a pass from freshman guard Kenny Chery to put the Roadrunners back in front. SFCC took a 31-29 lead into halftime.
Iowa Western outscored the Roadrunners 45-39 in the second half to seal the victory.
“We had a six- or seven-point lead midway through the second half,” said Thomas. “We had several chances to extend the lead, but instead we made mistakes or didn’t finish plays and the Reivers capitalized and made plays on the other end.”
Houston led SFCC in scoring with 26 points. Chery added 17 points and a team-high seven rebounds in the game. Wilson and freshman wing Lucas Kidane tied for the team lead in assists with four each.
SFCC Athletics Department