The 24th-ranked Lady Roadrunners opened their portion of the Stone Laser Imaging Classic Nov. 15 with a 74-64 victory over Wabash Valley College from Mount Carmel, Ill. The win for the Lady Roadrunners at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center was the second in a week over the Lady Warriors.
SFCC (5-1) took an 18-14 lead courtesy of a three-point shot from sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Freshman center Alecia Cooley finished the old-fashioned three-point play to give the Lady Roadrunners a 35-26 lead. Cooley scored 15 points in the first half to help SFCC control the paint and take a 40-30 lead into halftime.
“Controlling the paint was the key when we played at Wabash,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “It is so nice to have three post players now. We can be physical and aggressive.”
Wabash cut the deficit to six points with less than four minutes remaining in the game. SFCC made the plays down the stretch to secure its fourth win in a row.
“Antoinette did a fantastic job of scoring down the stretch,” said Bucher. “We got contributions from everybody. It was a great win against a very good team.”
Taylor led three Lady Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 21 points, tied for the team lead in assists with four and also registered a team-high four steals. Cooley contributed 17 points. Sophomore guard Adella Randle-EL added 10 points. Sophomore forward Sydonia Daniels and sophomore guard/forward Apiphany Woods tied for the team lead in rebounds, pulling down 10 each. Sophomore guard NarShanda Malone also dished out four assists.
SFCC Athletics Department