SFCC Roadrunners light up Butler CC to win 101-77


SFCC shoots 58 percent to beat Butler

By Jason Strickland - [email protected]



Joshua Bailey puts up a jumper late in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.


Willie Jimerson, Jr. goes up for a layup in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.


William Jones scores between two Butler defenders during Saturday’s game.


Clint Robinson dunks in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.


SFCC shoots 58 percent to beat Butler

By Jason Strickland

[email protected]

Joshua Bailey puts up a jumper late in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_2-SECONDARY-IMG_8241.jpgJoshua Bailey puts up a jumper late in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.

Willie Jimerson, Jr. goes up for a layup in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_3-THIRD-IMG_8230.jpgWillie Jimerson, Jr. goes up for a layup in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.

William Jones scores between two Butler defenders during Saturday’s game.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_4-FOURTH-IMG_8101.jpgWilliam Jones scores between two Butler defenders during Saturday’s game.

Clint Robinson dunks in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_1-LEAD-IMG_8034.jpgClint Robinson dunks in the first half of Saturday’s game against Butler.

The State Fair Roadrunners reached the century mark Saturday, beating Butler CC 101-77 to start the season 2-0.

The Roadrunners had 11 players score at least two points, including five in double figures.

Five SFCC players put up at least eight shots, and four of them shot 50 percent or better.

“We have a lot of different guys that can make plays and score,” said Roadrunners coach Kevin Thomas. “The offense that we run, it’s tailor made for our personnel.”

Spencer Ruckman only played a minute and 20 seconds, but got the Roadrunners over the 100-point mark with a 3-pointer from the corner with 34 seconds remaining in the game.

As a team, SFCC made 8-of-20 from long range.

Joshua Bailey made a game-high four 3-pointers to account for 12 of his 14 points.

Bailey put SFCC up 28-16 with 9:04 remaining in the first half with a 3-pointer from the left corner. He knocked in his second 3-pointer of the game within a minute of his first one, knocking one down from the other corner to make it 31-18 Roadrunners.

About a minute and a half later, Bailey drained his third and final 3-pointer of the first half from the wing to give SFCC a 34-21 lead.

“He can really shoot it,” Thomas said. “In my opinion he’s probably one of the best shooters in the country.”

Willie Jimerson, Jr. had a game-high 20 points for the Roadrunners, going 6-for-11 from the field and making all eight of his free throw attempts. He also had seven rebounds and seven assists.

“I thought offensively we shared the ball and made plays and it was fun to watch,” Thomas said.

Center Clint Robinson led the early effort to take a 10-2 lead in the first 2:09 of the game.

He slammed home a pair of dunks within 10 seconds of each other to make it 7-0 and added an old fashioned three-point play with 17:51 remaining in the first half.

Robinson’s third dunk came with 8:46 remaining in the game after he pulled down an offensive rebound. He recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

SFCC had a scare with 5:02 remaining in the game when Robinson fell hard to the floor after an offensive rebound, but he was able to walk off the court and seemed OK.

“He’s a tough kid,” Thomas said. “I know he’ll be ready to go.”

Point guard Ronnie Rouseau III shot 50 percent from the field, including 2-for-5 from beyond the arc. He finished with 14 points.

His 3-pointer from the top of the key were the first points of the game.

Williams Jones was the fifth Roadrunner to score double digits with 11 points. We went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field.

The Roadrunners will head to West Plains to play the Graceland University JV on Friday and College of Faith on Saturday.

Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

Sedalia Democrat

Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

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