The Lady Roadrunners have one more stop before punching their ticket to the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. They travel to Norfolk, Nebraska, to face Northeast Community College at 6 p.m. today.
After losing two of their last three games going into postseason play, State Fair Community College claimed a Region 16 title last Saturday defeating Mineral Area College 88-86.
Sierra Clayborn and Zhanesha Dickerson earned First-Team All-Region 16 for the Lady Roadrunners and TuTu Williams earned second-team honors after the tournament.
The Lady Roadrunners were boosted by starters in the backcourt returning from injury. Alexis Cowan and Ece Yurdakul, absent in a February 72-63 loss to Mineral Area, combined for 10 points in a last Saturday’s victorious rematch.
Dickerson led the Lady Roadrunners with 23 points in the win.
She said the team goal is traveling to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. The Northeast Hawks are a solid obstacle for the District K Championship game.
Northeast enters the contest 27-4 averaging 80 points per game, good for No. 12 in the nation. The Hawks also allow just 52 points per game.
Raveen Murray leads the Hawks with 13.4 points per game and 5.3 assists. Maeva Kitantou, Brooke Bauer and Syd Koel all average 11 points apiece. Francesca Minali, a 6-foot-2 freshman from Stezzano, Italy, leads the Hawks with 6.3 rebounds and more than one block per game.
State Fair edge Northeast in rebounds by four boards per game. The Lady Roadrunners have shot about 45 percent from the field in their last two games. If SFCC want to continue their postseason travel plans, they’ll look to stay shooting at a high percentage.
Tip-off between the Hawks and Lady Roadrunners is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Cox Activities Center.
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