The Roadrunners put together a solid effort in their final regular-season home game to earn an 86-80 victory over the Moberly Area Community College Greyhounds Feb. 16. SFCC (20-7, 5-3) led 47-36 at halftime.
“Our effort was a lot better than it was on Wednesday,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “Tonight we had a lot of passion and effort from a lot of different people.”
The Greyhounds outscored SFCC 44-39 in the second half; however, the Roadrunners made the plays down the stretch to secure the important Region XVI victory.
“Moberly definitely turned up the pressure late in the second half,” said Thomas. “You have to give them credit. They played extremely hard and our guys didn’t know how to handle it. We turned the ball over and Moberly got back in the game. Our guys showed resiliency to be able to fight back and regain the lead, and to step up and make free throws down the stretch.”
Sophomore guard Kenny Chery led three Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 27 points and tied for the team lead in steals with two. Freshman guard Kevin Punter registered a double double with 24 points and a team-high 13 rebounds and also registered two steals. Freshman guard Joe Thomasson contributed 19 points and dished out a team-high six assists.
“Our three starting guards came to play tonight,” said Thomas. “They played aggressively and attacked. They got some good plays off of dribble penetration. Kevin Punter’s passion and effort was great tonight. He did a lot of good things.”
SFCC will travel to Council Bluffs Feb. 19 to take on the ninth-ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
SFCC Athletics Department