The Roadrunners shook off another slow start to defeat the Three Rivers Community College Raiders 90-86 Feb. 1 in Poplar Bluff.
SFCC (16-6, 5-0 in Region 16) found itself in a 6-0 hole to begin the game. SFCC trimmed the deficit to four at halftime and continued to fight back in the second half.
SFCC sophomore guard DeRon Hill came up with the key steal with less than two minutes remaining and his team up by just one point. Freshman wing Kedar Edwards scored to put the Roadrunners up three points, and they emerged with a 90-86 victory.
“Our guys have shown they have a will to win, especially during the second semester,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “They battled against a tough team and were able to make the plays down the stretch. We had solid contributions from a lot of players.”
Edwards registered a double double with 30 points and 10 rebounds, leading in both categories. Sophomore guard Kevin Punter contributed 25 points. Sophomore guard Joseph Thomasson pitched in with 17 points and dished out a team-high seven assists. Hill added 13 points. Sophomore forward Marcus Mondaine and freshman center Jean-Louis Wanya tied for the team lead in blocked shots with three.
The win was the sixth in a row for the Roadrunners and keeps them atop the region standings. SFCC will hit the road again Feb. 5 to take on the Iowa Western Community College Reivers in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
SFCC Athletics Department