Monthly Archives: January 2010
Using a balanced scoring attack, led by Deionta Mitchell’s 25 points, the T-Ducks opened Metro Athletic Conference action with an 89-80 road victory over Brookhaven College on Jan. 16.
For the defending MAC champions, it was Richland’s second win in a row.
Joining Mitchell in double-digit scoring were Bobby Jenkins (18), Thedford Simmons (16), Marcus Rhodes (14) and Thomas Davis (12).
After holding a 46-43 halftime lead, the T-Ducks increased there lead after going on a 12-5 run. Brookhaven made several runs late in the game but the T-Ducks managed to hold off every serious scare.
Richland (5-14) will look to build on this game when they host Mountain View College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Capping off a fitting end to a 2009 NJCAA Division III national championship season for the Richland College women’s soccer team is the fact that the T-Ducks will have three players recognized as National Soccer Coaches Association of American Division III Junior College All-Americans on Jan. 16 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Joining the women’s players in celebration will also be three players on the T-Ducks men’s squad, which lost in the 2009 national title game.
On the women’s side, freshman midfielder Chelsea Palmer, of Plano, sophomore forward Regina Martinez, of Garland, and freshman defender Letty Adame, of El Paso were each named first-team All-Americans.
Meanwhile, sophomore midfielders Victor Almendariz, of Ecuador, and Fernando Garza, of Garland were each also named to the first team while sophomore defender Brett Garrett, of Keller, was named to the second team.
Palmer, named the Offensive MVP of the 2009 NJCAA Division III National Women’s Soccer Championship tournament after scoring a goal and adding an assist in the title game, finished the season with 10 goals and eight assists.
Martinez finished the season with nine goals and nine assists while Adame, named Defensive MVP of the national championship tournament, led the defensive charge for the T-Ducks, which finished the season with an 18-3-1 record.
Garza finished the season for the men with a team-high nine goals and 22 points and he was followed by Garrett 16 points and Almendariz 13 points.
The men finished the season with a 13-6-1.
With only one more game remaining until the Metro Athletic Conference begins, the Richland College basketball team lost, 68-48, to St. Louis Community College-Meramec on Saturday, Jan. 9.
The T-Ducks will hit to the road on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to play their final non-conference game against Weatherford College at 6 p.m. Richland is still searching for its first victory of 2010.