The Lady Roadrunners took sole possession of first place in Region 16 on Feb. 15 when they defeated the Moberly Area Community College Lady Greyhounds 68-56 in a hard-fought battle in Moberly.
SFCC (16-8, 7-1 in Region 16) went on a 9-0 run to take an 11-10 lead early in the contest. The Lady Roadrunners led 31-30 at halftime and outscored Moberly 37-26 in the second half to secure the win.
“We played a different defense,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We wanted to make them earn their baskets. That was one of the best games we’ve played all year as far as playing 40 minutes of basketball.”
Freshman center Alecia Cooley led three Lady Roadrunners in double figures with 21 points. She also pulled down seven rebounds and registered a team-high seven blocked shots. Sophomore guard Mary Sims contributed 18 points, pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds and tied for the team lead in assists with six. Sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor scored 13 points and also dished out six assists.
“It was a balanced effort up and down the lineup,” said Bucher. “I was confident in playing everybody. Everyone came in and did what they were supposed to do; it was just a great game.”
The Lady Roadrunners will travel to Hillsboro to play Jefferson College at 6 p.m. Feb. 19.
SFCC Athletics Department