The Lady Roadrunners used an outstanding defensive effort and solid offensive contributions from up and down the lineup to defeat the Crowder College Lady Riders from Neosho 69-35 Jan. 22 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC (11-7, 3-1 in Region 16) forced Crowder to commit 29 turnovers in the game.
“I was pleased with our defensive effort,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We went to a man-to-man full-court defense. Our pressure caused them to make some bad passes and we got some steals. Our defensive pressure was very good.”
Sophomore guard Adella Randle-EL led three Lady Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 15 points, dished out a team-high five assists and led in steals with six. Sophomore guard/forward Apiphany Woods and freshman center Alecia Cooley contributed 13 points each. Cooley led the team in blocked shots with four. Sophomore guard Mary Sims pulled out a team-high 10 rebounds.
The Lady Roadrunners will hit the road for the first time in region play when they travel to Park Hills to take on Mineral Area College at 1 p.m. Jan. 25.
“We have to rebound the basketball,” said Bucher. “Our defensive pressure will also be key in this game. If we continue to do those things, we’re going to be in the ballgame and have our chances on the road.”
SFCC Athletics Department