The 24th ranked State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners took on the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings from Poteau, Okla., in the opening round of the McDonald’s Classic on Friday night, Nov. 1, at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. SFCC (1-0) used a 6-0 run with about 10 minutes remaining in the first half to take control of the contest.
“We finally ran our offense instead of settling for quick shots,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We also started looking inside.”
SFCC led 32-25 at halftime. The Lady Roadrunners pushed the lead to 20 in the second half, the largest advantage held by either team in the contest. SFCC won the game by a score of 71-57.
Sophomore guard/forward Apiphany Woods led a balanced attack for SFCC. She registered a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, leading her team in both categories. Sophomore guards Adella Randle-EL and Antoinette Taylor and freshman guard Erin Boothe contributed 10 points each. Sophomore forward Asia Mosley and freshman center Alecia Cooley added nine points apiece. Sophomore forward Sydonia Daniels pitched in with eight. Taylor dished out a team high three assists in the game. Cooley led the team with three blocked shots. Mosley led the team in steals with four.
“We out rebounded Carl Albert 51-34,” said Bucher. “When you get that kind of rebounding, you’re going to win a lot of ball games. Overall for the first game with eight kids, I’ll take it.”
SFCC Athletics Department