Monthly Archives: January 2009

Basketball team remains unbeaten in conference action; will host Eastfield on Wednesday, Jan. 28

When the Richland College basketball team host’s the No. 6 ranked Eastfield College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, the T-Ducks will be vying for their fourth straight victory in Metro Athletic Conference play.

The T-Ducks will enter the game having beaten Cedar Valley College, 101-70, on Jan. 24, and the defending NJCAA Division III champion North Lake College, 75-69, on Jan. 21.

Against Cedar Valley College, Tony Bishop led Richland College in points (20) and rebounds (11) while Antwan Mullins added 18 points and seven assists and Giordan Cole poured in 14 points along with nine rebounds. Duane Durley and Keith Wright also scored in double digits with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

T-Ducks take down NJCAA D3 champion, North Lake College, for huge win

It only took two games into Metro Athletic Conference play for the Richland College basketball team to send a loud and clear message that it will be a team to beat this season.

After opening league play with a convincing 95-77 victory at home Wednesday over Mountain View College, the T-Ducks followed that impressive performance with a huge 75-69 win over the NJCAA Division III defending champion, North Lake College.

The T-Ducks (8-11) will try to remain unbeaten in conference play when they travel to play Cedar Valley College on Saturday. These teams split their two games last season.

Richland College baseball fans will have plenty to look forward to this season when the T-Ducks kick off their season at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 when they host Brookhaven for three games.
The T-Ducks, led by coach Joe Wharton, are coming off a season last year in which they finished third at the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament.

In the past 10 years, the T-Ducks have won three national titles and have advanced to the World Series an unprecedented seven times.



The Richland College basketball team opened Metro Athletic Conference action with a bang on Jan. 17 when the T-Ducks crushed Mountain View College, 95-77.

Richland, which is ranked No. 24 in team defense in the NJCAA Division III as it only allows 71.9 points per game, looks win its second straight conference win in at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 when the T-Ducks host North Lake College.

Entering Wednesday’s game, Richland has relied on a balanced scoring attack led by Tony Bishop (13 ppg) and Antwan Mullins (12.7 ppg).

Following them are Chibuzo Elonu (9.8 ppg), who ranks No. 48 in shooting percentage among NJCAA Division III players at 57.6 percent, and Keith Wright (9.1 ppg).

Meanwhile, the T-Ducks also have at least three other players averaging four or more points per game.