The Lady Roadrunners used a balanced scoring effort and solid defense to defeat the Arkansas Baptist College Lady Buffs from Little Rock 68-41 Jan. 29 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC (17-5) scored the first basket of the game, giving them a lead they would never relinquish.
“We got off to a good start,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “The intensity was there; our players were hungry. We’ve had two really good practices and challenged our players. I credit our post players for coming in and doing a great job; out-rebounding Arkansas Baptist 51 to 36 is excellent.”
The Lady Roadrunners had five players in double-figure scoring. Freshman guard Antoinette Taylor led her team in scoring with 17 points. Freshman guard Adella Randle-EL contributed 11 points and dished out a team-high four assists. Freshman guard Apiphany Woods registered a double double with 11 points and a team-leading 13 rebounds. Freshman guard/forward Julia Torres also added 11 points. Torres led the team in steals with four. Sophomore guard Mia Wesley pitched in with 10 points.
“Having five players in double figures is going to win ball games,” said Bucher. “All of our players played a part in this game; we want that to continue through the rest of the season.”
The Lady Roadrunners travel to Poplar Bluff Feb. 2 for a Region XVI and Midwest Community College Athletic Conference matchup with the Three Rivers Community College Lady Raiders. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
SFCC Athletics Department