Nov. 7, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley at Sedalia
The Lady Roadrunners defeated the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Lady Scouts 63-57 in a hard-fought battle in the Davis Center on Nov. 7.
With a fast start, the Lady Roadrunners led 21-10 after the first quarter. However, Penn Valley trimmed the SFCC advantage to four points at halftime. The Lady Roadrunners only shot 24 percent from the field after two quarters. At the end of three quarters, SFCC led 48-41 and relied on the sophomores to secure the victory.
Sophomore guard Maya Brewer led SFCC in scoring with 19 points. She tied for the team lead in steals at three. Sophomore guard/forward Catie Kaifes contributed 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds. She led in assists with six and tied with Brewer in steals with three. Kaifes made all seven of her free-throw attempts. As a team, SFCC shot 72 percent from the free-throw line. Sophomore center Grace Morrow and freshman forward Brionna Hill tied for the team lead in blocked shots with two each.
"We have a number of things we need to improve in practice," said Head Coach Kevin Bucher.
Nov. 10 Wabash Valley College at Poplar Bluff
The Lady Roadrunners traveled to Poplar Bluff for the Three Rivers Community College Classeic Nov. 10-11. In the first game, SFCC fell 64-55 to the 14th-ranked Wabash Valley College Lady Warriors from Mount Carmel, Illinois.
"It was a good back-and-forth game," said Bucher. "With a minute left, it was a tied game. Wabash made a couple of three-point shots to help them in the game. It was a great game to play. We saw much improvement, but we had way too many turnovers down the stretch that cost us the game."
Sophomore guard Ren'Cia Rolling scored 16 points and dished out five assists. Brewer contributed 13 points. Freshman guard Jazzmyn Elston and Kaifes added 10 points apiece. Kaifes pulled down nine rebounds, and Morrow registered three blocked shots.
Nov. 11 Shawnee Community College at Poplar Bluff
The Lady Roadrunners closed the classic with a 95-34 victory over the Shawnee Community College Saints from Ullin, Illinois.
"Our team played well," said Bucher. "We shot the ball much better, and we had good contributions from different players."
Kaifes had 18 points, five rebounds and five assists. Morrow contributed 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Brewer pitched in with 15 points and eight rebounds. Hill added 11 points and five rebounds.
"Our team played hard all weekend," said Bucher. "They battled against Wabash. We just need to continue to improve and build for the second semester."
SFCC (3-2) returns to the Davis Center on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18, to host the Stone Laser Imaging Classic. SFCC will open against the Missouri Valley College Junior Varsity on Friday. On Saturday the Lady Roadrunners take on Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College from Miami, Oklahoma. Tipoff for both games is 5:30 p.m.