Roadrunners Basketball Recaps Jan. 30-Feb.2

Roadrunners Basketball Recaps Jan. 30-Feb.2

Jan. 30 Metropolitan Community College at Sedalia

The State Fair Community College (SFCC) Roadrunners defeated the Metropolitan Community College Wolves 92-76 on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center in Sedalia, Missouri.

SFCC jumped out to a 14-4 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining in the opening half and never looked back. Roadrunners Head Basketball Coach Matt Brown was happy with what he saw from his team.

"It was a good bounce back game for us," said Brown. "We were able to share the ball much better. Hopefully, this is something that we can learn from and continue to build on."

Five Roadrunners scored in double figures for SFCC. Freshman guard Damaria Franklin of Chicago, Illinois led his team in scoring with 21 points. He also pulled down 10 rebounds. Freshman wing Maurice Murray of Sicklerville, New Jersey contributed 15 points and dished out five assists (tied for lead). Redshirt freshman guard Alonde LeGrand of Harlem, New York added 14 points and five assists. Freshman wing Malcolm Townsel of Evanston, Illinois pitched in with 13 points. Freshman forward L.J. Bryan of Cheltenham, Maryland recorded a double-double with 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Dewayne Charles of Kansas City, Missouri dished out five assists.

Feb. 2 Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff, Missouri

The SFCC Roadrunners picked up their first Region 16 win of the season with a 79-71 victory over the Three Rivers Community College Raiders on Saturday, Feb. 2. The game was also part of the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference schedule for both teams and was the first men's basketball game in the new Libla Family Sports Complex.

SFCC trailed Three Rivers 45-42 at halftime. SFCC turned the game around in the final 10 minutes.

"We did a good job of taking care of the ball down the stretch," said Brown. "Our assist to turnover ratio was good and we made some free throws down the stretch."

Sophomore guard Dru Smith of Kansas City, Missouri connected on two three-point shots to give SFCC a 70-63 advantage with five minutes and 30 seconds remaining the game. SFCC knocked down enough free throws to close out the victory.

SFCC (11-12, 1-4 in Region 16, 3-4 in the MCCAC) was led in scoring by sophomore guard/forwardCaleb Coleman of Hammond, Indiana with 18 points. He also tied for the team lead in steals with Townsel registering two each. Smith and Franklin chipped in with 14 points each. Bryan pulled down ateam-high nine rebounds. Charles dished out a team-high 13 assists. LeGrand led his team in blocked shots with three.

David Rohrbach

SFCC Athletics