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Roadrunners Go Undefeated in Final Jamboree of the Preseason
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Roadrunners emerged with three victories Oct. 21 when they participated in the Johnson County Jamboree in Overland Park, Kan.
SFCC took on the host Johnson County Community College in the first scrimmage. The Roadrunners picked up a 58-47 victory.
“We played pretty hard defensively against Johnson County,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We did let one player score about 25 points on us. If we had done a better job rebounding the basketball, we would have won by a lot more. I thought our first possession defense was pretty good.”
Freshman guard Kevin Punter led SFCC in scoring with 16 points in the contest. Sophomore wing Jacob Williams contributed 11 points and a team-high four rebounds. Sophomore guard Kenny Chery added nine points. Chery and Punter tied for the team lead in assists with three apiece. Chery and freshman guard Ben Denbow tied for the team lead in steals in the contest with two.
SFCC defeated Cowley College 65-33 in its second scrimmage of the day. The Roadrunners led 31-19 at halftime and took a 35-point lead at 63-28 en route to the victory.
“We played extremely well,” said Thomas. “Our defense dictated from the get-go. Our guys really got out in the passing lanes and were able to create turnovers. We got them to turn the ball over 19 times in the game in two 22-minute running clock halves, which is really good.”
Sophomore forward Ayo Ojo and Chery tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points apiece. Punter added 10 points in the contest. Freshman guard Marcus Mondaine pulled down a team-high five rebounds. Williams and freshman guard Joe Thomasson registered four rebounds apiece in the game. Ojo registered a team-high three blocked shots in the game. He also tied for the team lead in steals with Punter at three apiece.
SFCC defeated Butler Community College 76-44 in its final scrimmage of the day. The Roadrunners led 39-16 at halftime and took a 35-point lead at 74-39 late in the second half to secure the victory.
“We got out to an early lead against Butler; at one point the score was 20-4,” said Thomas. “We were able to use our defensive pressure and intensity to create some turnovers. We had a lot of guards making shots that game.”
Punter led three Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 19 points. Freshman guard Curtis Branch contributed 14 points and Thomasson added 13 in the game. Ojo pulled down a team-high five rebounds. He also led the team in blocked shots with three. Thomasson dished out a team-high seven assists in the game. Mondaine led the team in steals with four. Punter contributed three steals in the contest.
David Rohrbach
SFCC Athletics Department

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