Roadrunners set another new scoring record in 111-49 win

Published 8:16 am Friday, November 24, 2023

DOWAGIAC — A 66-point second half helped host Southwestern Michigan College set another new record for scoring as the Roadrunners defeated Great Lakes Christian College 111-49 at the 1st Source Bank Fieldhouse Tuesday night.

Southwestern Michigan has eclipsed the 100-point plateau in back-to-back games after defeating Olive-Harvey 108-51 last Saturday. The Roadrunners have outscored their opponents 640-314 in fashioning a 7-0 record to start the 2023-24 season.

After starting off slow, SMC was able to ramp up the offense midway through the opening quarter and took a 26-12 lead over the Crusaders after the opening 10 minutes of the contest.

The second quarter was a big more competitive, but the Roadrunners still held a 19-14 scoring advantage, which allowed them to take a 45-26 lead to the locker room at halftime.

It was all Southwestern Michigan in the final two quarters. The Roadrunners poured in 33 points in both the third and fourth quarters, while holding the Crusaders to a total of 23 points.

Edwardsburg sophomore Macey Laubach turned in her best game of the season with 30 points, nine rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals. Sophomore Cameron Thomas (Hazel Crest, Illinois) added 19 points, while Nalani Williams (St. Louis, Missouri) and Tori Eldridge (Goshhen, Indiana) finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

The pair also combined for 22 rebounds and six assists.

Southwestern Michigan now hits the road for three of its final four games in 2023. The Roadrunners will face host Muskegon Community College on Saturday, host College of DuPage on Dec. 7 and will have a rematch with Andrews University in Berrien Springs on Dec. 9.

Southwestern will the host No. 3-ranked (Division III) Owens Community College on Dec. 20 in its final game before the holiday break.