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Roadrunners Upset Iowa Western
Thursday, February 06, 2014
The Roadrunners defeated the 13th-ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers 100-88 Feb. 6 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, giving SFCC its seventh victory in a row.
 
The game had been postponed earlier in the week because of weather conditions.
 
SFCC (17-6) found itself trailing 10-2 early in the contest. SFCC Sophomore wing Kedar Edwards split a pair of free throws, giving the Roadrunners a 24-22 lead with about 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Iowa Western led 43-40 at halftime.
 
SFCC outscored the Reivers 60-45 in the second half to secure the 100-88 victory. SFCC made 13 out of 14 free throws to close out the game.
 
“We want to be aggressive and get to the free-throw line,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We shot 10 of 20 from the three-point line and 28 of 33 from the foul line, which is 84 percent, and we also had 15 assists. That’s exactly where we want to be offensively. Offensively, we are clicking right now; we need to keep that going and tighten things up on the defensive end.”
 
Edwards registered a double double for SFCC; he led in scoring with 24 points and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Joseph Thomasson contributed 21 points and dished out a team-high eight assists. Sophomore guard Kevin Punter added 20 points. Freshman guard Dondre Alexander also added 20 points, including six of seven shots from beyond the three-point arc. Sophomore guard DeRon Hill pitched in with 10 points.
 
The Roadrunners will travel to Overland Park, Kan., Feb. 8 to take on the Johnson County Community College Cavaliers. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.
 
David Rohrbach
SFCC Athletics Department
NJCAA

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