The Lady Roadrunners dropped a tough 88-83 decision against the Cloud County Community College Lady Thunderbirds Dec. 1 in Concordia, Kan.
SFCC (9-3) jumped out to a quick 12-0 advantage, the biggest lead held by either team in the game.
“We did a good job executing our offense,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “It was hard for them to guard our guards. We also were able to hit some shots. It was a well-played game.”
SFCC took a 37-36 lead into halftime. The Lady Roadrunners had a four-point lead with about 20 seconds remaining in the contest. However, two crucial turnovers allowed the Lady Thunderbirds to tie the game at 69 and force overtime play. Cloud County outscored SFCC 19-14 the overtime to claim the victory.
Five Lady Roadrunners scored in double figures, led by sophomore guard Mia Wesley with 18 points. Freshman guard Apiphany Woods contributed 15 points and freshman guard Antoinette Taylor added 14 points. Freshman guard Adella Randle-EL pitched in with 12 points and dished out a team-leading seven assists. Freshman guard Sannayiah Johnson registered 10 points. Freshman forward Asia Mosley and freshman guard/forward Julia Torres tied for the team lead in rebounds with 10. Randle-EL, Mosley and Wesley tied for the team lead in steals with three.
“This team battles,” said Bucher. “They hate to lose. We’ve improved a lot since our games against North Arkansas and Independence on the road, but you have to finish the job.”
SFCC will return home Dec. 4 to take on the Independence Community College Lady Pirates. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Fred E Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC Athletics Department