Roadrunners Defeat St. Louis Community College
The Roadrunners made history Jan. 8 when they defeated the St. Louis Community College Archers 74-61 in St. Louis, picking up the first win in SFCC history as a member of the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference.
SFCC (13-5, 0-0 in Region, 1-0 in MCCAC) led 33-28 at halftime. The Roadrunners pushed their advantage to 63-45 in the second half. The Archers trimmed SFCC’s lead to single digits, but SFCC made the plays down the stretch to secure the victory.
“St. Louis Community College played a zone defense,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “Once we got that figured out we were able to do some good things offensively. We struggled to rebound the basketball again, and gave up a lot of second-chance points. We shared the ball well on offense.”
Freshman wing Dashawn Stitt led four Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 15 points, knocking down five of seven shots from beyond the three-point arc. Freshman guard Joe Thomasson and sophomore wing Jacob Williams scored 13 points apiece and sophomore guard Kenny Chery scored 11 points. Williams pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Thomasson and sophomore forward Charles Beard pulled down six rebounds apiece. Freshman guard Kevin Punter, Chery and Thomasson tied for the team lead in assists, dishing out three each. Thomasson also registered a team-high three steals.
SFCC will play host to Three Rivers Community College Jan. 11 in another key conference contest; this game will also open Region XVI play for the Roadrunners. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. from the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
“We need to come out with effort and intensity and protect our home floor,” said Thomas. “It’s imperative that we rebound the basketball well. We also have to do a better job of guarding.”
SFCC Athletics Department