The Lady Roadrunners saw their five-game winning streak come to an end Feb. 8 in Overland Park, Kan., when they dropped a 62-58 decision to the Johnson County Community College Lady Cavaliers, who are ranked fifth in NJCAA Division II.
SFCC (14-8) jumped out to a 15-8 advantage with about 11 minutes remaining in the first half. The Lady Cavaliers went on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 15. The score was tied at 33 at halftime.
SFCC opened the second half on an 11-2 run. Their 46-35 lead was largest advantage held by either team in the contest. The Lady Cavaliers did the job on the defensive end to climb back into the contest, outscoring SFCC 29-25 in the second half to secure the victory.
“We played pretty well at the beginning of each half,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We just didn’t sustain it. In the first half, we matched them defensively and pushed the ball really well. We went through a dry spell in the second half when we didn’t score for 10 to 12 minutes.”
Sophomore guard Adella Randle-EL led three Lady Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 14 points. Sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor contributed 12 points. Sophomore guard/forward Apiphany Woods added 11 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with six. Freshman center Alecia Cooley also pulled down six rebounds and led the team in blocked shots with three. Randle-EL also led the team in steals with four.
The Lady Roadrunners will return to Region 16 action Feb. 12 when they travel to Neosho to take on the Crowder College Lady Riders at 6 p.m.
SFCC Athletics Department