Nov. 5 Metropolitan Community College at Sedalia, Missouri
The State Fair Community College (SFCC) Lady Roadrunners lost 87-79 to the Metropolitan Community College Wolves on Tuesday, Nov. 5 inside the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center. The game featured eight lead changes and seven ties.
The Wolves led 14-4 early in the contest. The 10 point advantage was the largest held by either team in the game. SFCC came back to lead by one point at the end of the first quarter.
Metropolitan Community College took a 38-35 lead into halftime, but SFCC fought back to take a 62-61 lead at the end of three quarters. The Wolves turned up their defensive pressure forced 27 SFCC turnovers in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
"We got out rebounded and out hustled," said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. "We have a lot of work to do. We have an even tougher game coming up with Wabash. At times we are just not playing very good team basketball."
Sophomore guard/forward Nadia Thorman-McKey of Evanston, Illinois led three Lady Roadrunners in double figures with 27 points. She also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and registered a team-high five steals. Freshman guard/forward Darlisha Reed of Gary, Indiana contributed 16 points. Freshman guard Kaiya Braggs of Ruston, Louisiana chipped in with 13 points and dished out a team-high eight assists.
Nov.8 Wabash Valley College at Poplar Bluff, Missouri
SFCC lost a 99-55 game to the 20th-ranked Wabash Valley College Lady Warriors from Mount Carmel, Illinois on Friday, Nov. 8. The game was part of the Three Rivers Classic.
The Lady Roadrunners trailed 23-13 and went into halftime down 20 points.
"We are struggling to handle the ball," said Bucher. "Our point guards have to step up. We were without two post players. It was a good game up until the third quarter.
Reed had a double-double with a team-high 21 points and 16 rebounds. She also registered a team-high four steals. Thorman-McKey also had a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Nov.9 Rend Lake College at Poplar Bluff, Missouri
SFCC (0-5) lost their final game at the Three Rivers Classic in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 9 85-69 to the Rend Lake College Warriors from Ina, Illinois.
"We led pretty much the entire game," said Bucher. "We had an injury at the point guard position. We struggled to handle the basketball in the last couple minutes and that cost us."
Thorman-McKey registered another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman guard Laila McNeal of Chicago, Illinois contributed 18 points. Reed pitched in with 12. Sophomore Connor Watkins of Charleston, Missouri pulled down 10 rebounds. She also led the team in assists and steals with three each.