The Roadrunners won all three of their scrimmages Oct. 20 at the Johnson County Jamboree in Overland Park, Kan. The format for all three scrimmages was two 25-minute running clock halves.
SFCC took on Seward County Community College from Liberal, Kan. in the first game. The score was tied at 14 at halftime, but the Roadrunners came away with a 39-27 victory.
“Both teams struggled shooting the ball in the first half,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We shot 25 percent from the field and Seward shot 27 percent from the field. We struggled from the free-throw line; we usually shoot free throws pretty well. Defensively we were able to get some stops and do a decent job of rebounding.”
Sophomore center Isaac Freeman led SFCC in scoring with seven points and pulled down five rebounds. Freeman registered a team-leading two blocked shots. Sophomore guard Kevin Punter contributed six points. He also dished out a team-high two assists and tied with freshman guard DeAngelo Stephens-Bell for the team lead in steals with two.
In their second game, the Roadrunners took on Butler Community College from El Dorado, Kan. Butler led 23-22 at halftime, but SFCC outscored Butler 33-30 in the second half to claim a 55-53 win.
Punter led SFCC in scoring with 18 points and contributed four rebounds. Sophomore guard Joseph Thomasson added 11 points and registered a team-high three steals. Freeman pulled down a team-high five rebounds.
SFCC’s last scrimmage was with Des Moines Area Community College from Iowa. The Roadrunners led 40-30 at halftime, and held onto that 10-point lead in the second half to pick up a 64-54 victory.
“We were a little sluggish at the start of the game,” said Thomas. “Des Moines did a good job running their offense and setting good ball screens. We didn’t do a very good job getting through their screens, but we were still able to come out with a victory.”
Freshman wing Kedar Edwards led three Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 14 points. He also led the team in steals with three. Sophomore guard DeRon Hill contributed 13 points. Thomasson added 12. Thomasson and Hill tied for the team lead in assists with four each. Punter grabbed a team-high five rebounds. Freeman registered two blocked shots.
“Overall, we made progress as a team,” said Thomas. “Our guys need to understand where their shots are going to come from within the offense. They are still a little uncomfortable, but as time goes on they’ll figure it out.”
SFCC Athletics Department