The Roadrunners fell to the Park Hills Mineral Area College Cardinals 75-58 March 1 in a Region 16 semifinal game in Hillsboro.
SFCC (20-10) jumped out to an early 8-2 advantage. The Cardinals took a 37-25 lead into halftime.
“Everyone was in such a hurry to try to score and get things done, we just had no patience,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We took tough shots and Mineral Area did a good job of boxing out and rebounding.”
The Cardinals stretched their advantage to 71-53 in the second half. Their 18-point lead was the largest lead held by either team in the contest.
Sophomore guard Kenny Chery led SFCC in scoring with 21 points in his final game as a Roadrunner. Freshman guard Joe Thomasson contributed 17 points and a team-high three assists. Sophomore forward Ayo Ojo pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds in his final appearance as a Roadrunner.
“All our sophomores had pretty good careers,” said Thomas. “Charles Beard definitely has improved since he got here and hopefully his best basketball is ahead of him. Ayo Ojo showed flashes of being a dominant player. Jacob Williams had some solid moments for us, like in the final game of the regular season against Mineral Area. I thought Kenny Chery had a heck of a career. He definitely got a lot better during his time here. He worked hard, embraced what the coaches were trying to do, and found himself being recruited by a lot of major Division I schools.”
SFCC Athletics Department