The Lady Roadrunners remain in first place in Region 16 after defeating the Jefferson College Lady Vikings 83-79 Feb. 19 in Hillsboro.
SFCC (17-8, 8-1 in Region 16) jumped out to a 25-15 advantage courtesy of a fast-break basket from sophomore guard/forward Apiphany Woods and led 39-23 at halftime.
“We played well,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “We built the lead, and we got up 24 or 26 points at one time. We just didn’t finish the game the way you want to finish a game; we had to hold on at the very end. It wasn’t a very good ball game, but at least we got the win.”
Jefferson outscored SFCC 56-44 the second half. The Lady Vikings made a furious charge in the second half to make it a close game. SFCC made enough plays down the stretch to emerge with the victory.
Sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor led three Lady Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 23 points and four rebounds. Woods contributed 19 points and seven rebounds. Freshman center Alecia Cooley pitched in with 18 points and six rebounds.
The Lady Roadrunners will close out the regular season at home Feb. 22 when they take on the Mineral Area College Lady Cardinals at 5:30 p.m. in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. Homecoming and Sophomore Night festivities will also take place.
SFCC Athletics Department