The State Fair Community College (SFCC) Lady Roadrunners opened their regular season at home with a 56-49 win over the Dodge City (Kansas) Community College Conquistadors Friday (Nov. 2) inside the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center in the opening round of the McDonald's Classic.

SFCC took a 26-24 lead into halftime, but outscored Dodge City 16-9 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

"We were able to make some shots," said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. "We used the shot clock more and created more open shots as the game progressed."

Sophomore guard Jazzmyn Elston of Rossville, Georgia led the Lady Roadrunners in scoring with 17 points. She also tied for the team lead in steals with two with freshman guard Nokoia White of Ennis, Texas, who also scored 10 points in her first game as a Lady Roadrunner.

Sophomore forward Brionna Hill of Dover, Delaware pulled down a team-high 16 rebounds, while sophomore guards Monique Esbrand of London, England and Farah Mesidor of Kissimmee, Florida had three assists each. Elston and White registered two steals apiece.

SFCC will be on the road for the first time this season on Tuesday, Nov. 6, traveling to Kansas City to take on Metropolitan Community College. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

--David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics