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Archers Gain Key Win over Lewis and Clark

December 08, 2013

Randy Reed II  
Randy Reed II puts up two of his game-high 24
points in the Archers' 73-64 win over Lewis and
Clark Community College.

Consider Sunday representing the proverbial monkey being lifted off the back of Randy Reed, the St. Louis Community College men’s basketball coach.

Reed’s teams had gotten off to an auspicious start, including three games in which the Archers had surpassed the 100-point plateau.

However, interspersed between those scoring binges and a 6-3 start to the season was an 0-3 mark against junior college programs. That run came to an end Sunday, as the Archers defeated Lewis and Clark Community College 73-64 in the opening game of the third annual STLCC Classic.

As they have been through much of the season’s first month, the Archers were paced by freshmen Cortez Conners (Webster Groves) and Randy Reed II (Crossroads). The coach’s son played a key role in delivering the Archers’ first signature win of the season, finishing with a game-high 24 points on an 8-for-18 performance from the field. Reed also grabbed a team-most 11 rebounds to claim the game’s only double-double. For his part, Conners poured in 18 points while dishing out a team-high eight assists.

The win avenged an early-season, 86-78 loss to the Trailblazers at Lewis and Clark. The 7-3 Archers will now embark on a challenging stretch of their schedule, as four of the team’s next five games will come away from the STLCC-Forest Park gymnasium, where they are a perfect 5-0 on the season.

The Archers are off until Dec. 19, when they host Mid-South Community College for their last home game until Jan. 11.

News and Notes

Hall of Fame coaching tandem Randy Albrecht and Ken Libby were honored at the conclusion of the game with the STLCC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Albrecht coached for STLCC for 36 years, retiring last summer after winning 736 games at the junior college level. Libby assisted Albrecht for 10 years, beginning at Meramec in 2003. The Archers also honored fellow longtime Albrecht assistant Al Yanko in absentia.

Randy Albrecht honored  

Ken Libby and Randy Albrecht receive the STLCC Lifetime Achievement Award Sunday following the Archers' victory over Lewis and Clark in the STLCC Shootout. Also pictured are Sharon Marquardt and Johnna Kinney, the co-managers of districtwide athletics for STLCC.