The Lady Roadrunners played in front of their home fans for the first time this season on Oct. 23 when they defeated the Missouri Valley College Lady Vikings Varsity 82-74 in the Highway 65 Shoot-Out at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC struggled offensively in the first half and took a 44-39 lead into halftime.
“We stood around a lot on offense,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “There wasn’t very much movement. Missouri Valley played smart defense and we didn’t get into any kind of rhythm. We just took the first shots we could get.”
SFCC pushed the advantage to 62-47 in the second half. The 15-point lead was the largest advantage held by either team.
“Our pressure really bothered them,” said Bucher. “When we started to get into foul trouble in the second half, we had to back off of our pressure.”
Missouri Valley made a big run to stay within striking distance. SFCC sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor made some plays in the final minute, including making two big free throws to preserve the win.
Taylor led the Lady Roadrunners in scoring with 21 points. Freshman center Alecia Cooley contributed a double double with 16 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. She also led the team in blocked shots with three. Sophomore guard Sannayyiah Johnson added 13 points. Sophomore guard/forward Apiphany Woods pitched in with 11 points. Sophomore guard Adella Randle-EL registered a team-high seven steals.
The Lady Roadrunners will open their regular season at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 against Carl Albert State College in the McDonald’s Classic at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC Athletics Department