Monthly Archives: January 2008

Bishop grabs Co-Offensive Player of Week award; T-Ducks fall to Brookhaven

Richland College forward Tony Bishop of Garland was named Co-Player of the Week in NJCAA Division III after he helped the T-Ducks split two Metro-Athletic Conference games last week.

The freshmen recorded two double-doubles, first tallying 26 points and 13 rebounds, along with two assists and two steals, in an 80-76 loss to Lamar State College.

Bishop, who shot 68 percent from the field for the week, followed that performance with his best game of the season – 33 points and 15 rebounds – in a 100-79 win over Eastfield College.

Bishop averages 13.5 points and eight rebounds per game. In other T-Duck basketball news, Richland followed Saturday’s victory over Eastfield with a 130-113 loss to Brookhaven, which is ranked No. 3 in NJCAA Division III. Richland is now 11-11 on the season and 2-4 in conference play. The T-Ducks have a bye on Saturday before traveling to play North Lake College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

The T-Ducks, whose next home game is against Mountain View College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, lost, 64-55, at home to North Lake to start conference play.


Richland ends two-game skid with home win over Eastfield

Richland College’s basketball team picked the perfect time to win their first Metro-Athletic Conference home game on Saturday, when the T-Ducks played arguably their best game of the season in a 100-79 win over Eastfield.           

The 100 points were Richland’s highest-scoring game of the season and the win came against a squad who, at one point early in the season, was the No. 1-ranked NJCAA Division III team.                                                         

Saturday’s victory also snapped a two-game losing streak and improved the T-Ducks’ records to 11-10 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.                 

The T-Ducks were led by Tony Bishop (33 points and 15 rebounds), Antwan Mullins (22 points, 13 assists, five rebounds), CJ Thompson (14 points and nine rebounds).   

Keith Wright also contributed 12 points, seven rebounds, and four assists while Giordan Cole added seven points and six rebounds and Chibuzo Elonu had eight points and six rebounds. 

Richland will try to win its second game in a row when the T-Ducks travel to play Brookhaven in, what on paper, looks to be a tough challenge and, according to T-Duck coach Jon Felmet, “another must-win” conference game.                      

Brookhaven, 19-2 on the season and 4-1 in MAC play, is currently ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division III.


T-Ducks drop second in a row for first time since early December

Richland College lost its second straight game in Metro-Athletic Conference play on Wednesday, when the T-Ducks fell, 80-76, to Lamar State College. Richland’s back-to-back losses happened for the first time since the first two games in December. The T-Ducks try to get back in the win column at 2 p.m. Saturday, when the T-Ducks host Eastfield.  


Richland loses second straight conference game at home

For the second time in three Metro-Athletic Conference games, the Richland College basketball team lost a tough game down the stretch at home on Saturday as the T-Ducks fell, 65-62, to Cedar Valley College.

Richland was unable to hit key free throws and make critical plays toward the end of the game and that helped lead to the loss, which dropped Richland to 1-2 in the conference. The T-Ducks were trying to win back-to-back games for the first time since defeating Southwest Christian College and International Sports Federation on Dec. 8 and Jan. 3.

Tony Bishop (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Antwan Mullins (17 points, 10 assists) led the Richland, which travels to Port Arthur on Wednesday to play Lamar State College before hosting Eastfield at 2 p.m. on Saturday.


T-Ducks get first conference win

Richland College grabbed its first win in Metro-Athletic Conference play on Wednesday when the T-Ducks beat Mt. View College, 76-64.

 

The road victory comes after Richland opened Metro-Athletic Conference action with a tough home loss to North Lake College.

 

Next up for Richland is a home game at 2 p.m. on Saturday against Cedar Valley College.

 

In what T-Ducks’ coach Jon Felmet called one of his team’s best games this season, Richland held a 34-32 halftime lead before the guys increased their lead to 14 with seven minutes left in the game.

 

The T-Ducks were lead by numerous guys, including Antwan Mullins (22 points, five rebounds, seven assists), Chibuzo Elonu (10 points, 12 rebounds), Tony Bishop (eight points, seven rebounds), Johnny “JT” Taylor (eight points, eight rebounds), Jeff Steinbaugh (three points, seven assists).

 

Giordan Cole, back in action after missing the conference opener, also added 12 points and nine rebounds.


T-Ducks drop conference opener

A first half lead that slipped away and mistakes down the stretch doomed the Richland College basketball on Saturday against North Lake College as the T-Ducks lost their conference opener, 64-55, at home.

The loss followed a victory at home against the Paul Quinn JV on Wednesday.

After holding a 6-0 lead to start the game against North Lake College, the T-Ducks managed to take a 28-27 lead into halftime.

But too many mistakes in the second half proved to be Richland’s downfall.

Tony Bishop led RLC with a 14-point and five-rebound performance. Jeff Steinbaugh chipped in nine points, five assists and three rebounds while Chibuzo Elonu added eight points and five rebounds.

The T-Ducks will try to even their conference record when they travel to play Mountain View College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Richland’s next home game is at 2 p.m. this Saturday against Cedar Valley College.

Baseball team’s schedule is released

The T-Ducks’ baseball team open their season at 2 p.m., Friday Feb. 1 at home against Brookhaven. Richland is a three-time national champion, with its latest title in 2004. Aside from the national championships, the T-Ducks have produced many All-American players over the years, as well as a handfull of players to compete on the professional level.

For a complete list of the 2008 spring schedule, go to www.rlc.dcccd.edu/sports.


T-Ducks look for win before starting conference play

The Richland College men’s basketball team will look to enter conference play on a winning note when the T-Ducks host the Paul Quinn JV at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s game follows a tough, 74-71, loss on Saturday, Jan 5 to NJCAA Division I Collin County Community College.

Richland, which trailed majority of the first half by double-digits battled back to only trail 35-33 at halftime.

In the second half, Richland’s big men made key plays to keep the game close. However, the T-Ducks could never take the lead, although they tied the game on a couple of occasions.

Trailing late in the contest by six points, Richland’s Jeff Steinbaugh hit a crucial 3-pointer to cut the lead to three but that’s how the game would end.

For a second game in a row to start the New Year, Tony Bishop led Richland in scoring. Bishop, along with Giordan Cole finished with 12 points. Bishop also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.


T-Ducks start 2008 with a victory

The Richland College basketball team started 2008 on a winning note Thursday as the T-Ducks got back into the swing of things with an 82-74 home victory over International Sports Federation.

Richland shot nearly 50 percent from the field, including hitting seven 3-pointers.

The T-Ducks, who are gearing up for conference play beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at home against North Lake College, was led in scoring and rebounds by Tony Bishop, who finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five steals.

Also scoring in double figures were Antwan Mullins (16) Chibuzo Elonu (11) and Jeff Steinbaugh (10).

Richland continues its four-game home-stand with games at 2 p.m. on Saturday against Collin County Community College and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 against Paul Quinn College before hosting North Lake College.