Rio Runners Versus Butte College

Women Roadrunners are heading into the season opener versus Buttle College. Therefore it being the first game of a long season both teams are coming in to secure the victory.  Women Roadrunners are seeking redemption from last year season starving for a better season.  Each year every Rio Hondo athlete is starving for a better season individually and also as a group.

First Half

Starting the tip-off women  Roadrunners are starting off slow , Butte on the other hand have the height difference. Many lose balls and Rio losing the tip off this Roadrunner team is in deep trouble. The first bucket going to Rio and Butte playing at a fast tempo you’re looking at at a high scoring game in our hands. Butte quick on the transitions and Rio back on defense you’re seeing lots of quick passes. Coming to the last seconds of the first period we see Butte up 18 to 8.

Second Half

Roadrunners keeping  that presure are coming back from being down double digits. Each player having scored two to three points is bringing it back up to a difference of five points. Coming up on 5 minutes of the second half Rio is constantly pressuring and defending from the Butte side to half court. 

Quick on the transition Butte seems to be adjusting fine and scoring off the bucket shots. Doubling their lead from five to eighteen is leaving Butte Coach on rotation with his players. Rio is still creating chances but the shots wont go in and keeping it smooth on the fouls leave a sensation.

Third Half

Roadrunner Jiselle Cabrera is looking fantastic out there fighting and pushing herself into defense mode. Running from both sides of the court to this fast paced Butte team. Leading her team with eight points in the half and from distance going two for two we have ourselves a player. These ladies are not giving up; they might lack height but play with heart.

Down 64 to 43 these Roadrunners are pushing still in mind with the score but aware they need points. Nevertheless the Butte side is draining threes and winning fouls. Butte player Sanaya Shrader is winning in the paint and scoring layups and free throws. With a vast score the opposite side leading.

Final Half

Game is coming to an end and Butte having a majority lead over the Roadrunners the game is still paced with little defense. Shot after shot and free throw after free throw is creating a bigger lead. Closing the half the game concludes with a score of 85 to 58.

Roadrunners lose their 0 in their first game of the season but will bounce back stronger. Keeping in mind there are lots to improve and games to win and secure a spot in tournaments. Rio Roadrunners are back in action this Saturday November 5 at 1 pm.