The Lady Roadrunners won their first home game of the second semester Jan. 7 with an 80-64 victory over the Arkansas Baptist College Lady Buffaloes from Little Rock. SFCC (8-6) jumped out to a 24-11 advantage to open the game.
“Our transition offense and rebounding were keys to building our lead,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We passed the ball well and shot pretty well. Our speed also was an advantage in the game.”
Arkansas Baptist cut SFCC’s lead to 32-28 at halftime. SFCC turned up its defensive pressure at about the 15-minute mark of the second half, earning a five-second violation to change the momentum of the game. The Lady Roadrunners outscored Arkansas Baptist 48-36 in the second half to claim the victory.
“Antoinette Taylor played an outstanding game,” said Bucher. “When we needed points, she was able to provide them, especially the second half.”
The Lady Roadrunners forced 31 turnovers on defense and dished out 18 assists. Taylor led three Lady Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 20 points, including 18 in the second half. Adella Randle-EL added 11 points, dished out a team-high seven assists and registered a team-high seven steals. Erin Boothe added 10 points and Sydonia Daniels pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
The Lady Roadrunners will open Region 16 play Jan. 11 when they host Three Rivers Community College at 5:30 p.m. in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC Athletics Department