The Roadrunners (7-10) opened the spring semester at home with a 60-57 victory over SEMO Prep on Jan. 7.

With less than 12 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the opening half, SFCC led 12-6 and pushed the advantage to 25-11. SEMO Prep trimmed SFCC's advantage to 30-25 at halftime.

The Roadrunners led 44-31 with 14 minutes, 28 seconds remaining in the game. In the final seconds, SEMO Prep trimmed SFCC's advantage to three but missed a three-point shot that would have tied the game.

"We played everybody in the first half and in the second half," said Roadrunners Head Coach Matt Brown. "I knew we would be rusty, but at the end of the day, we played this game to help us get ready for league play next week. We were trying to get the ball inside tonight. Now, we get ready to play Moberly."

Sophomore wing/forward Dalton Gayman recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the team in both categories. Freshman guard Devon Ellis contributed 15 points and a team-high three steals.

Ellis tied for the team lead in assists with freshman guard Elijah Bernstein with four each. Freshman guard Tazir Smith chipped in with 14 points.

-- David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics

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