The Lady Roadrunners used a big second-half run to open up a close game and emerge with an 81-62 victory over the Three Rivers Community College Lady Raiders from Poplar Bluff, Mo., in SFCC’s Region 16 opener Jan. 11 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC (9-6, 1-0 in Region 16) jumped out to a 26-13 lead in the first half.
“We hit some big shots there,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “Mary Sims hit some big three-point shots and Antoinette Taylor hit some outside shots. We were struggling inside. We had to make them extend their defense, and we had to step up and hit some outside shots.”
Three Rivers trimmed the SFCC advantage to 30-25 at halftime. The Lady Roadrunners were able to get the ball inside the second half and get the Lady Raiders into foul trouble. SFCC outscored Three Rivers 51-37 in the second half. SFCC had 24 free-throw attempts in the second half.
Taylor led four Lady Roadrunners in double figures with 24 points and tied for the team lead in steals with four. Adella Randle-EL contributed 14 points, 13 of which were in the second half, and dished out a team-high six assists. Sydonia Daniels added 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Sims pitched in with 10 points.
SFCC will host Moberly Area Community College at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in another big Region 16 showdown at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC Athletics Department