Roadrunners Sweep Coffeyville Classic
December 4, 2013STATE FAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Roadrunners won both their games in the Coffeyville Classic Nov. 22-23 in Coffeyville, Kan.
SFCC (8-2) defeated the Labette Community College Cardinals from Parsons, Kan., by a score of 100-59 on Friday.
Sophomore guard Kevin Punter gave the Roadrunners a 9-2 advantage courtesy of an old-fashioned three-point play with about 17 minutes remaining in the first half. SFCC led 47-30 at halftime and cruised to victory.
“We put together 40 minutes in that game,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “Our guys were ready to play from the jump. We were able to extend the lead to over 15 points at halftime, and in the second half we came out with great energy and put the game away.”
Punter and freshman guard Dondre Alexander led SFCC in scoring with 19 points each. Alexander knocked down five of five shots from beyond the three-point arc. Freshman wing Kedar Edwards contributed 16 points. Sophomore guard Joseph Thomasson registered a double double with 12 points and a team-high 11 assists. Sophomore guard DeRon Hill pitched in with 10 points. Punter pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and registered a team-high three steals.
The Roadrunners took on the 15th-ranked Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens to close out the classic Saturday. SFCC got its offense going about midway through the first half and made the plays they needed to emerge with a 72-69 victory.
“We did a good job sharing the ball; we were unselfish,” said Thomas. “I was very happy with our defensive effort at the beginning of the game. We did a solid job guarding their offense, rebounding the basketball and keeping their post players off the glass. Our guys also hit some clutch shots.”
Punter led three Roadrunners in double-figure scoring with 22 points. Alexander added 14. Thomasson added 10 points and a team-high six assists. Edwards pulled down a team-leading nine rebounds and registered a team-high four steals. Sophomore center Isaac Freeman led his team in blocked shots with four.