Butte College 42 (4-6) (10-15) vs Shasta College 66 (7-3) (10-16) Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
The Roadrunners closed out their 2013 season at Shasta College falling to the Knights 66-42 in their worst shooting performance this season. The ball seemed to not want to go in the basket as the Runners missed numerous makeable shots and scoring opportunities throughout the contest. Down 18-16 midway through the first half the Runners were outscored 7-2 to close out the half down 25-18. Shasta played very well out of the gate of the 2nd half outscoring the Runners 26-12 to take a commanding 51-30 lead. The Roadrunners finished the season at 4-6 in conference play and 10-15 overall. They failed to reach many of their goals this season but the team always competed, played hard, and never gave up trying to turn it around. A strong nucleus returns next season (2013-2014) and with an anticipated good recruiting class the Roadrunners will once again reach for the top. STAY TUNED!
Butte College 54 (4-5) (10-14) vs Lassen College 72 (7-2) (21-8) Sat. Feb.16, 2013
Lassen College came into Cowan Gymnasium Saturday evening and soundly beat the Roadrunners 72-54 despite a gritty effort by the hosts. Butte raced out to a 15-10 lead only to experience their season long “dry-spell” nemesis again in a 15-1 Lassen spurt to fall behind 26-16 and play catch up the rest of the way. The Runners closed their deficit to 6 at 28-22 only to see the Tigers score the final four points of the half and lead 32-22 at intermission. The Runners began the second half well and closed the gap to 41-34 before hitting another dry spell seeing the opponents run off 8 straight for a commanding 49-34 lead! Freshman standout Kenneth McMillian once again led the Runners in scoring with 16 points closely followed by D’Nique Harris-Welch and Josh Rolls-Tyson with 11 and 10 respectively. It was the last home game for the Runners and their five sophomores, Kenny Bell (Captain), David Glass, Robert Lombardi (Captain) D’Nique Harris-Welch, and Josh Rolls-Tyson (Captain), all of whom will graduate and be missed. The Runners will close out their 2013 season against their league rival on the road at red-hot Shasta College (winners of 6 straight) this Thursday at 7:30. In their first game against Shasta the Runners won 66-64 in an exciting contest.
Butte College 53 (4-4) (10-13) @ College of the Redwoods 46 (1-7) (8-16) Thurs. Feb 14, 2013
The Roadrunners came roaring back from an early 8 point second half deficit to take control of the game and earn a hard fought road win vs the Corsairs from Eureka 53-46. Playing some of their best defense this season the Roadrunners put together enough solid plays at both ends. Tied at 41 the Runners put together a strong 15-5 run to close out the game and even their league record at 4-4. Freshman standout Kenneth McMillian led the Roadrunners with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals! The Roadrunners return to action Saturday night at home vs league leader Lassen College. Come on out and support the Runners in their last home game of this season!
Butte College 59 (3-4) (9-13) @ College of the Siskiyous 61 (2-5) (6-15) Sat, Feb 9, 2013
The Roadrunners played much better on the road at College of the Siskiyous but fell to another tough loss 59-61 to the Golden Eagles. Poor free-throw shooting and two “offensive dry spells” before the end of each half doomed their chances of a victory. The Runners built up a 52-44 lead with under ten minutes remaining but couldn’t make enough plays at either end to hold onto their lead. The Runners were led in scoring by posts Josh Rolls-Tyson with 12 and Michael Oloya with 8. The Roadrunners will attempt to break their losing slide by winning an always tough “road game” at Redwoods next Thursday Feb 14th!Keep your fingers crossed!
Butte College 54 (3-3) (9-12) vs Feather River College 63 (5-1) (8-10) Sat., Feb. 2, 2013
With Shasta College’s upset of league leader Lassen College Saturday night the Roadrunners let a golden opportunity to make up much needed ground in the conference race slip away losing on their home floor 54-63 to a very good Feather River College team. For the second straight game the Runners played solid first half basketball only to see their 30-22 halftime lead fade away with another very disappointing second half performance. Feather River College took the lead for good at 49-48 down the stretch outscoring the Runners 17-6 to wrap up the win. The Runners were led in scoring by freshman Kenny McMillian with 17 points. The Roadrunners will try to regroup and prepare this week for their upcoming road game at College of the Siskiyous Saturday , Feb.9, 2013 at 7:30PM.
Butte College 56 (3-2) (9-11) @ Lassen College 80 (5-0) (18-6) Thur. Jan. 31, 2013
In a pivotal game at league leader Lassen College the Roadrunners, who were looking for an upset, played a very solid first half leading 40-36 at the break. Throughout the first half the Runners executed at both ends frustrating the talented Cougars while building a 40-28 lead with two minutes remaining but during that span Lassen College ran off 8 unanswered points to close their deficit to four at the break! At the start of the second half the Runners found their season’s nemesis again with another “offensive dry spell” and fell victim to the Cougars’ relentless defensive pressure and basically imploded! The final score of 80-56 wasn’t indicative of how close the game was for 30 minutes. The Runners were led in scoring by Josh Rolls-Tyson with 20 points with another solid performance. This loss really puts the Runners in a “need help position” if they are to have any chance at a conference title down the final five game stretch! No room for any missed steps!
Butte College 69 (3-1) / (9-10) vs College of the Siskiyous 61 (0-3) / (5-13) Thurs.Jan.24, 2013
The Roadrunners were able to keep their winning ways at home defeating the Screaming Eagles from College of the Siskiyous 69-61 in a hard fought contest and boosting their league mark to 3-1. Siskiyous, long and athletic, forced a tightly fought game and with 5 minutes to go in the first half were leading 26-25 before the Runners ran off a 10-1 spurt and finished the half up 39-31. Opening the second half the Runners played solidly at both ends garnering a 15-6 run into a 54-37 lead with just over 11 minutes remaining. However, Siskiyous was not through and closed the gap to 59-54 with just over 5 minutes remaining when point guard Kenny Bell hit a huge three pointer to push the Runner’s lead to eight at 62-54. From there the Roadrunners held onto the handle to secure the win. The Runners were led in scoring by Kenneth McMillian with 16 points and Josh-Rolls-Tyson with 10. Next up for the Runners will be league leader Lassen (3-0) / (17-6) at Lassen Thursday, Jan. 31st! Should be a good one!
Butte College 61 (2-1) / (8-10) vs College of the Redwoods 59 (1-2) / (5-11) Sat. Jan. 19, 2013
The Corsairs arrived at Cowan Gymnasium coming off a solid 82-74 road win at College of the Siskiyous on Thursday! They got off to a steady start and led the Runners throughout the first half building their lead to 10 points with 5 minutes remaining. However, the Runners were able to tear into the deficit with a closing run and trail 22-28. The Runners came out for the second half and immediately gained control of the game over the first seven minutes to take command. Leading 55-47 with three minutes remaining the Runners found another “dry scoring spell” and fell behind 55-56 as the Corsairs ran off 9 unanswered points. However, a 6-3 final push in the last minute was enough for the Runners to escape with a hard earned 61-59 victory. The win put the Runners in second place with Feather River at 2-1 trailing the 3-0 Lassen Cougars! The Runners were led in scoring by freshman wing Kenneth McMillian with 23 points, 3 assists and 4 steals! Next for the Runners comes the College of the Siskiyous “Screaming Eagles” in a home game Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30PM.
Butte College 65 (1-1) / (7-10 vs Feather River College (2-0) / (5-9) @ FR,TH. Jan. 17th ,2013
The first conference road game saw the 1-0 Runners at the 1-0 Feather River Golden Eagles where they lost a tightly contested game 65-75 in front of a packed house. Feather River got off to a quick start spurting out to a 21-10 lead, but the Roadrunners fought back to trail 22-23 with 7 minutes left in the first half. The Runners could never quite get the handle and trailed at halftime 37-43. The second half was a mirror image of the first half with both teams having exchanging good scoring runs but the Runners could never get closer than four and fell 65-75. Leading the Roadrunners were Josh Rolls-Tyson with 18 points and 10 rebounds followed by point guard Jamaal Davis with 11 points. Next up for the Runners will be a home game vs College of the Redwoods , Saturday, Jan. 21 at 4PM.
Butte College 66 (1-0)/ (7-9) vs Shasta College 64 (0-1) / 3-14 @ Butte, Sat. Jan.12, 2013
The Roadrunners opened Golden Valley Conference play at home with a hard fought win over rival Shasta College 66-64. Never trailing in the contest the Runners forged a 38-31 halftime lead over the Knights. The Roadrunners began the second half with a flurry playing some of their best basketball of the season racing out to a 16 point lead at 51-35. From there the home team struggled as Shasta was able to close the gap to 3 points on a couple of sequences before the Runners built back their lead to 65-58 with 32 seconds remaining. A combination of missed free throws by Butte and some timely 3 point shooting by Shasta almost stole the game for the Knights as they barely missed a desperation attempt at the buzzer! Despite a poor finish the Runners managed to secure the win and open conference on a good note. They were led in scoring by Josh Rolls-Tyson with 18 points and 6 rebounds followed by Kenneth McMillian with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Next up for the Runners is tough Feather River College there this Thursday, Jan 17th at 7:30PM.
The Roadrunners open up their 2013 Golden Valley Conference schedule at home this Saturday against their arch rival Shasta College at 2PM. Coming off a disappointing 6-9 tough non-conference schedule they will have to be ready for a tough opening league contest. Come on out and take in what promises to be a fun and hotly contested game!
Butte College 63 (6-9) vs Cuesta College 74 @Allan Hancock College Tour., Sat. Dec. 29th,2012
This was a tightly contested game but the outcome again found the Runners on the wrong end of the stick as they fell to their fourth consecutive defeat 63-74 to another solid team in Cuesta College. Tied 25 all at halftime the Runners came out and built an early second half lead of three points but couldn’t stretch it out eventually falling behind 36-35. Cuesta pushed their lead out to 8 but the Runners were able to close the gap to 2 points before falling into another dry scoring spell! The Roadrunners played well overall but couldn’t garner a mark onto the left side of the column! They were led in scoring by sophomores Josh Rolls-Tyson and D’Nique Harris-Welch with 16 and 12 points respectively.
Butte College 51 (6-8) vs Fresno City College 69 @Allan Hancock College Tour., Friday, Dec 28th, 2012
Coming off a nine day rest from competition the Runners played sporadically against a very tough Ram team and fell 51-69 in the first round of the Allan Hancock Tourney. Trailing 19-22 with under five minutes left in the half the Roadrunners hit another offensive dry spell that has plagued them all season and fell behind 23-35 at halftime. Trying to regroup the Runners could get no closer than 10 points the remainder of the game and eventually went down to defeat. The Runners were led in scoring by freshman Sam Dixon with 13 points.
Butte College 53 (6-7) vs Delta College 60 @ Delta Tourney, Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2012
Playing in the 3rd. place game the Runners lost another hard fought contest to their tournament hosts 60-53. Falling behind early 11-4 the Runners found their stride and raced out to a 31-21 lead before going in at halftime up 33-28. The first 10 minutes of the second half the runners maintained their lead but at 45-42 the Knights ran off a 14-2 spurt that put the runners behind the eight ball! Down 56-51 the Runners missed two good scoring opportunities and eventually fell to another tough defeat. Leading the Runners in scoring was Isaac Brown with 18 points and Kenneth McMillian with 14 points. The Roadrunners are idle until after Christmas and return to the hardwoods in the Allan Hancock Tourney Dec. 29-30th. WE’D LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Butte College 49 (6-6) vs City College of San Francisco 77 @Delta Tourney, Sat. Dec. 15th, 2012
In the semi-finalsButte College faced up against the number one team in the state and got a lesson handed to them being soundly beaten by an excellent basketball team. The Runners started the game with an unbelievable cold shooting spurt and fell behind 18-0 before they knew what hit them. They battled throughout the game but couldn’t match the talented Rams from San Francisco. Down 46-20 at half the Runners fared better in the second half but could never threaten the lead eventually losing 77-49. Leading the Runners in scoring were freshmen Kenny McMillian and Sam Dixon with 12 and 9 points respectively.
Butte College 58 (6-5) vs Napa Valley College 55 @ San Joaquin Delta Tourney, Friday Dec.14th, 2012
The Runners got off to a fast start and built a 22-8 lead with just over 10 minutes gone in the first half. Led by some outstanding shooting they finished the half leading 35-22. However, Napa Valley fought back in the last 8 minutes of the game to put this game in doubt but the Roadrunners held on for a hard fought win 58-55. Butte College was led in scoring by Jamaal Davis with 14 points and Kenneth McMillian with 13 points
Butte College 79 (5-5) vs Simpson University JV 49 @ Butte College, Friday, Dec. 7,2012
This time the home cooking was good for the Runners as they ran out to a 44-21 halftime lead and never looked back. Evening their record at 5-5 the Runners played solidly at both ends of the court and were able to play everyone on the team. The Runners were led in scoring by Kenny McMillian with 13, Isaac Brown 12, and Josh Rolls-Tyson 11. The Roadrunners return to action this week after their semester finals to play in the always tough San Joaquin-Delta Tournament in Stockton. They will open with Napa Valley College at 4PM, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. GO ROADRUNNERS!
Cabrillo Classic: 12 /1-2 / 2012
Butte College (4-4) 70 vs De Anza College 78 Opening Game Cabrillo Classic, Saturday, Dec. 1,2012
A sluggish first half proved too much to overcome as the Runners fell to the Dons 70-78. Poor floor play and shooting put them in a tough hole at halftime 25-40. Coming out in the second half the Runners found their stride and came from way back and with 6 minutes remaining were only down 1 at 56-57! However, it was not to be as several critical errors on either side of the ball spelled their doom. The Roadrunners were led in scoring by point guard Jamaal Davis with 15 points and sharpshooter Chase Drews with 10.
Butte College (4-5) 69 vs Cabrillo College 74 Cabrillo Classic, Sunday, Dec. 2 , 2012
The Roadrunners finished up their weekend at the Cabrillo Classic against the host Seahawks and lost another tightly contested game 69-74. As usual anytime these two teams get together it’s always a competitive battle from the opening tip-off to the final horn. The Seahawks were able to get an early lead that they maintained throughout the game. At halftime the Runners trailed 36-32 but throughout the second stanza could pull no closer finally losing the tough battle. Butte College was led in scoring by off guard Kenny Bell with 11 points and season scoring leader Josh Rolls-Tyson with 10 points.
Butte College (4-3) 58 vs Alameda College 69 Home Game, Friday Nov.23, 201
Sometimes home cooking is not all it is cracked up to be as the Runners found out in their home opener against Alameda College. Early leads are often misleading as the Runners jumped out to a 7-0 advantage only to see Alameda come back strongly and take a 32-29 halftime lead into the dressing room. Butte opened the second half with a score to cut their deficit to 1 point only to go 20 straight possessions without a field goal and only four free-throws over the next 11 minutes! During that time Alameda pushed out their lead to 52-35 securing complete control of the contest. The Roadrunners were able to close the gap to 6 points late in the game but could get no closer and fell 69-58. The Runners were led in scoring by Josh Rolls-Tyson with 18 points and 9 rebounds. This was only the 3rd. home loss in the last 35 games for the Runners.
Butte College plays next at the Cabrillo College exchange where they open with DeAnza College , at 5PM Saturday Dec. 1, and play the host Cabrillo College Sunday Dec. 2 at 7PM.
Mendocino College Tournament: 11/15-17/2012
Butte College 68 (2-2) vs Consumnes River College 69 Opening Round, Thursday, Nov.15,2012
The Roadrunners played their second consecutive game down to the wire but came up just a little short losing a heartbreaker to a talented Consumnes River squad 69-68 with five tenths of a second left in the game. The Runners had battled back from a ten point halftime deficit to take the lead at 51-50 with 8 minutes to play. The lead changed hands several times before the Runners scored with 14 seconds left to take a 68-67 lead. Following a timeout Consumnes River took a shot with about 9 seconds remaining that awkwardly caromed off the rim and was run down by one of their players who threw in a fifteen footer that sunk the Runners. Butte College was led in scoring by freshmen Kenny McMillian with 18, Chase Drews with 13, and sophomore forward D’Nique Harris-Welch with 10.
Butte College 80 (3-2) vs College of the Redwoods 74 Consolation Semi-Final, Friday, Nov.16, 2012
Playing a league competitor out of conference is never preferred but such was the case for the semi-final consolation at the Mendocino Tournament. Redwoods was coming off a last minute loss to eventual tourney champion, Mendocino College, so the Runners knew they would be in for a tough game. The Runners played a very solid first half and raced out to a 39-23 halftime lead. But, the Corsairs fought back to 63-67 before freshman Kenny McMillian found another freshman, Chase Drews in the corner where he nestled a 3-ball in the net for a Roadrunner 70-63 lead that sealed the game for the Runners. The Runners had a balanced scoring attack throughout the contest led by five players in double figures. Post, Josh Rolls-Tyson had 15 points followed by 13 from point guard Jamaal Davis and 12 points from shooting guard Chase Drews. D’Nique Harris-Welch and Kenny McMillian each had 11 points too!
Butte College 71 (4-2) vs Las Positas College 67 Consolation Championship, Saturday, Nov.17, 2012
Another balanced scoring attack helped the Runners secure a hard fought win over Las Positas in the Consolation Championship game at the Mendocino College Tournament. The Roadrunners played solidly in the first half and built a 35-25 lead at intermission. The second half was played very aggressively by both teams and with 24 seconds remaining the Runners were hanging onto to a 69-67 lead, the ball, and a critical timeout. Out of the timeout the Runners ran a special play that saw freshman Kenny McMillian get to the hoop on a beautiful penetration move to give the Runners a 71-67 lead that held up during the last defensive sequence of 15 seconds and earn their 4th victory of the young season. The Roadrunners were led in scoring by freshmen Chase Drews (16), Kenny McMillian (12), Michael Oloya (12), and Sam Dixon (11).
LAS POSITAS TOURNAMENT: 11/8-10/2012
Butte College 68 (0-1) vs Columbia College 67 Opening Round, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
The Roadrunners opened their 2012-2013 season at the always tough Las Positas Tournament against a solid Columbia College team and lost a hard fought contest 76-68. Up at half-time 36-32, the Runners let their lead slip away as Columbia took control at 49-48 and pushed it out their lead to 67-54 with 4 minutes remaining. The Runners made a run to close the gap to 73-67 with under a minute to go but could get no closer. Leading the Runners in scoring were off guard Kenny Bell and post-man Josh Rolls-Tyson with 11 points apiece.
Butte College 57 (1-1) vs Gavilan College 50 Consolation Bracket, Friday, Nov.9, 2012
The Roadrunners bounced back from their season opening game loss and beat Gavilan College in another tough game. Taking an early lead the Roadrunners pushed to a 28-24 halftime lead. Coming out of the blocks better in the second half the Runners built up a 41-30 lead only to see Gavilan fight back to within 2 at 48-46 with 5 minutes to play. The Runners held tight, defended well and finished the game on a 9-4 run to win 57-50.Balanced scoring helped the Runners with Josh Rolls-Tyson throwing down 11points, followed by freshmen Michael Oloya and Kenneth McMillian with 10points each.
Butte College 53 (2-1) vs Chabot College 51: Consolation Championship Friday, Nov. 10, 2012
One of the more exciting finishes the Roadrunners have had in a long time. Playing the always talented and tough “state ranked” Chabot College the Roadrunners staged a furious late game comeback to win the game in the last 5 seconds of play! Chabot College, only in the consolation bracket because of a first round forfeit loss in a game they won, led throughout the game until the very end. Hitting 6 threes in the first half propelled Chabot to a 28-20 halftime lead over the Runners! Twice in the second half Chabot built 11 point leads with the last coming 47-36 with six minutes to play. From there the Runners pulled off this upset win with some solid defensive stops and stellar long range shooting knocking down 5 three pointers to close the game on a 17-4 run and earn the consolation championship title. Down 49-41 with a minute to go the Runners didn’t quit until Tyson’s shot found the bottom of the net and the game horn sounded! It was quite a team effort as evidenced by no Butte College player scoring in double figures!
The Roadrunners play next at the Mendocino College Tourney, Thursday, Nov. 15th at 8PM vs a very good basketball team, Consumnes River College.