The Lady Roadrunners defeated the Three Rivers Community College Lady Raiders 90-79 Feb. 1 in Poplar Bluff. It was the fifth in a row for SFCC.
SFCC (14-7, 5-1 in Region 16) erased a 32-16 deficit in the first half to tie the game at 38 going into halftime.
“We really started buckling down on defense,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “Our pressure defense really picked up. We were able to get some steals and transition baskets.”
The Lady Roadrunners outscored Three Rivers 52-41 in the second half to secure the 90-79 victory.
“Alecia Cooley really started taking over inside,” said Bucher. “She had an excellent ballgame. Antoinette Taylor had a great game as well. We had a lot of contributions from a lot of different players.”
Sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor led four Lady Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 27 points, and dished out a team-leading five assists. Freshman center Alecia Cooley registered a double double with 17 points, a team-leading 13 rebounds and a team-leading three blocks. Sophomore guard Mary Sims also registered a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard/forward Apiphany Woods contributed 13 points.
SFCC will step out of region play Feb. 5 to host the North Arkansas College Lady Pioneers from Harrison at 6 p.m. in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC Athletics Department