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Reed Era Gets Off to Auspicious Start
November 04, 2013
Friday was a good day to be a member of the Reed family.
In his first game as a collegiate head coach, Randy Reed guided St. Louis Community College to an 87-60 victory over Missouri Baptist University’s junior varsity, before a capacity crowd at St. Louis Community College’s Forest Park campus.
Reed’s son, Randy Reed Jr., led the Archers with 20 points, including a pair of monumental dunks to punctuate Saturday’s win.
“He’s a (NCAA) Division I prospect,” the elder Reed said of his son. “Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois have looked at him. We kind of expected that from a D-I prospect.”
Saturday’s win was not without its miscues. After carrying a 40-25 lead into the second half, the Archers struggled from the free-throw line in addition to a rash of second-half turnovers. However, the Archers consistently
“I thought we did OK for a first game,” Coach Reed said. “It was the first game for a lot of our guys, as well. We controlled the game all game, and we played everybody.”
Perhaps the only thing more impressive than the Archers’ opening-game showing was the crowd attending Saturday’s game. For the first time since moving to a districtwide program in 2011, Forest Park’s bleachers and mezzanine level were filled to capacity.
“When we play Three Rivers, we’re going to have to find some chairs because we have a big following here,” Reed said. “This is going to be a big thing for St. Louis Community College.”