The Roadrunners used a fast start to defeat the Missouri Valley College Junior Varsity Vikings 118-40 in the opening round of the McDonald’s Classic Nov. 2 in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC led 51-20 at halftime. The Roadrunners outscored Missouri Valley 67-20 the second half to earn the victory.
“We really played well on the defensive end,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We were able to cause some turnovers and get them to throw the ball away. Sometimes in games like this it’s hard to keep up the intensity, but our guys played pretty hard. Offensively, we did a good job sharing the basketball and attacking the zone defense.”
The 118 points were the most scored by the Roadrunners since they scored 127 against Iowa Western in 2004-2005.
Five SFCC players scored in double figures and three others scored nine points. Freshman guard Ben Denbow led SFCC in scoring with 18 points. Freshman guard Joe Thomasson contributed 17 points and sophomore wing Jacob Williams pitched in with 16 points. Freshman wing Dashawn Stitt added 15 points and freshman guard Kevin Punter registered 12 points in his first game as a Roadrunner. Sophomore forward Ayo Ojo, sophomore forward Charles Beard and freshman guard Deron Hill each scored nine points.
Beard and Stitt tied for the team lead in rebounds with nine apiece. Sophomore guard Kenny Chery dished out a team-high 10 assists and led the team with four steals.
SFCC Athletics Department