After a week’s break from competition, the Roadrunners won their 11th straight game Feb. 19 when they defeated the North Central Missouri College Pirates from Trenton 88-74 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC (21-6) jumped out to a 24-18 lead with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half. The Roadrunners took a 47-27 lead into halftime, but North Central cut SFCC’s advantage to 10 at 67-57 with just over nine minutes remaining in the contest.
“We were really sloppy tonight offensively,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “We only had two turnovers in the first half and we finished the game with 11 turnovers. We ended up with 27 assists, which was great, but we just didn’t take care of the ball. We took a lot of three-point shots and missed a lot of those shots. North Central played hard; they got down and just kept fighting.”
A three-point basket from SFCC freshman guard Dondre Alexander helped the Roadrunners take control the game and emerge with the 88-74 victory.
“We settled down and were able to get some defensive stops and get out in transition,” said Thomas. “That enabled us to get a small lead, but we just couldn’t sustain it the whole game.”
Sophomore guards Kevin Punter and DeRon Hill led five Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 17 points each. Alexander registered 16 points. Sophomore guard Joseph Thomasson added 11 points. Freshman center Jean-Louis Wanya pitched in with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a team-high eight blocked shots. Hill pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds. Thomasson dished out a team-high 10 assists.
The Roadrunners will close out the regular season Feb. 22 when they play the Mineral Area College Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. Homecoming and Sophomore Night activities will also take place.
SFCC Athletics Department