Monthly Archives: January 2009
When the Richland College basketball team hostâ€™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.
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.
In the past 10 years, the T-Ducks have won three national titles and have advanced to the World Series an unprecedented seven times.
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 Wednesdayâ€™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.