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Lady Roadrunners to host Stone Laser Imaging Classic Nov. 16-17

November 14, 2012

SFCC will take on the Kirkwood Community College Eagles, an NJCAA Division II team from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday night. The Lady Roadrunners will close out their portion of the classic Saturday evening against the Wabash Valley College Warriors from Mt. Carmel, Ill.

Head Coach Kim Muhl, who is in his 24th season at Kirkwood, leads the Eagles. The Eagles lead the all-time series between the teams 5-0. Kirkwood won the last meeting 57-41 during the 2006-2007 season at Kirkwood.

"Kirkwood is very athletic and very big," said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. "They play good hard-nosed man-to-man defense. We need to rebound the ball and play solid defense, make them earn their baskets and put a lot of pressure on them. This is one of the better teams Kirkwood has had in a while. It’s going to be a tough challenge for us."

The Eagles have four players averaging in double-figure scoring. Sophomore center Kianna Jacobs averages a double double with 13.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. She leads her team in both categories. Sophomore guard Alexis Fitzpatrick contributes 12.8 points and dishes out a team-leading 4.2 assists per game.

Freshman center Sierra Chambers adds 12.5 points per game. Sophomore guard Bianca Dufelmeier pitches in with 10.5 points a game. Jacobs and Fitzpatrick are tied for the team lead in steals per contest with 2.8.

Saturday the Lady Roadrunners will take on Wabash Valley College. SFCC leads the all-time series 6-2. The Lady Roadrunners swept a pair of meetings between the schools last season. SFCC won a 71-61 contest at this same classic last season and claimed a 77-67 victory on the road. Head Coach Zack Loll leads Wabash Valley.

Wabash Valley has three players averaging in double figures. Giorgia Stringer is averaging a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds per contest. She leads her team in both categories. Brittany Dozier contributes 11 points per contest. D’Nell Greenwell adds 10 points per game. Dozier dishes out a team-high two assists and leads the team in steals per game with two.

 "The Wabash Valley team is inside oriented," said Bucher. "They have some athletes who can get up and down the floor, but they are also big. They have four or five players who are 6-2 to 6-4. We need to secure the rebound, and then our post players need to run the floor and get some easy baskets in transition. We want to make sure it’s an up-tempo game."

All-tournament team awards will be presented after the final game. The Lady Roadrunners will return to action Nov. 20 when they travel to Vincennes, Indiana, to take on Vincennes University.

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