North Arkansas leads the all-time series between the schools 27-24. SFCC won the first matchup this season 83-78 on Nov. 12 in Harrison.
Sophomore forward Sydonia Daniels recorded a double double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Antoinette Taylor also scored 21 points and dished out six assists. Freshman center Alecia Cooley added 16 points and blocked three shots.
“I expect North Arkansas to play a lot of zone defense against us,” said Lady Roadrunners head coach Kevin Bucher. “We need to play an up-tempo game, play solid defense and rebound the basketball. We’ve done a better job of rebounding lately.”
The Lady Pioneers have four players who average double-figure scoring. Freshman post Jordan Cottengim leads in scoring with 13.1 points per game and pulls down a team-high 6.7 rebounds. Sophomore guard Jaimie Villines averages 11.8 points and registers a team-high 1.8 steals. Sophomore forward Holland Craise pitches in with 10.8 points, and freshman guard Kodee Powel adds 10.6 points and dishes out a team-high four assists.
“Our full-court pressure will be important,” said Bucher. “We also need to rebound the basketball and run in transition