The Lady Roadrunners emerged with a 90-80 victory Jan. 19 in a big Region XVI and Midwest Community College Athletic Conference game against the Jefferson College Lady Vikings in Hillsboro. The win was the Lady Roadrunners’ first at Jefferson since the 2003-2004 season.
SFCC (15-4, 2-1 in Region XVI, 2-1 in MCCAC) found itself down 40-22 in the first half. The 18-point deficit was the largest for either team in the contest. However, SFCC went to a full-court pressure defense, which proved to be a turning point.
“We had to go to a smaller and quicker lineup,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We used our full-court press and trap to create some steals. We didn’t get as many steals as we have been, but it got better in the second half. It was a hard-fought ballgame.”
Freshman guard Adella Randle-EL led three Lady Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 25 points, including going five of eight from beyond the three-point arc. She also dished out a team-high five assists and registered a team-high six steals. Freshman guard Antoinette Taylor and freshman guard Apiphany Woods contributed 19 points each, and Woods also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
The Lady Roadrunners will face a pair of tough games this week as they travel to Neosho to take on the Crowder College Lady Riders at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. SFCC will return home to host the Mineral Area College Lady Cardinals Jan. 26. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. from the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
“We need to continue to improve if we want to be one of the top teams in our region,” said Bucher. “We still have a lot of work to do.”
SFCC Athletics Department