The Roadrunners fell back into a tie for first place in Region XVI after a 77-63 loss at home to the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzlies Feb. 13. SFCC (19-7, 4-2 in region) found itself in a 39-25 hole at halftime.
The Roadrunners fought back to trim the deficit to three points in the second half, but they would get no closer. West Plains extended its lead to 66-49 in the second half. The 17-point advantage was largest held by either team in the contest.
“We came out in the second half and got the tempo going at our pace,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We made some baskets. We had two or three turnovers in a row after we cut the lead to three points, and they ballooned the lead back up to 10 points. You can’t beat good teams when you play like that. Our energy level was really low tonight.”
Freshman guard Joe Thomasson led SFCC in scoring with 25 points. Sophomore guard Kenny Chery contributed 16 points, pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and led the team in steals with two. Sophomore wing Jacob Williams registered a team-high three blocked shots.
SFCC Athletics Department