The Lady Roadrunners traveled to Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 15 where they defeated the Arkansas Baptist College Lady Buffaloes 66-64. The game was the first for the Lady Roadrunners since Nov. 30.
“Our timing and passing were not very good,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “I was pleased with how hard we played. When you’re off for over a week and a half, it’s a big factor; you deal with it and move on. You just want to come out with a win, and our team did.”
SFCC (6-6) found itself in an early 8-3 hole. The Lady Roadrunners cut the deficit to 35-34 by halftime.
“The key to our win was how we jumped out early in the second half,” said Bucher. “The first eight minutes were crucial.”
The Lady Roadrunners made enough plays down the stretch to hold off the Lady Buffaloes and earn the hard-fought victory. Freshman guard/forward Derriel Banyard led the Lady Roadrunners with 13 points, including four three-point shots. Sophomore forward Asia Mosley contributed 12 points. Sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor added 11 points. Sophomore guard Adella Randle-EL pitched in with 10 points, including a pair of free throws late in the contest.
“We played some exceptional teams in the first half of the season,” said Bucher. “Our 6-6 record is not a record our program is used to having, but considering the teams we played and our players who were injured at times throughout the semester, we will definitely take that record as opposed to finishing the semester below the .500 mark.”
SFCC Athletics Department