T-Duck basketball team's season ends to North Lake in conference semifinal round

Congratulations are in order for the Richland College basketball team advancing to the semifinal round of the Metro-Athletic Conference tournament and finishing their season strong.

The T-Ducks were within a handful of points away from advancing to the Metro Athletic Conference championship game and continuing its season last week when the T-Ducks lost, 81-78, to North Lake College.

Richland ended its season winning five of its last seven games to finish over .500 with a 17-14 record.

North Lake College, which won the NJCAA Division III national championship in 2006 and finished fourth last year, proved to be Richland’s stiffest competition of the season.

Thursday’s loss marked the third time this season that the T-Ducks fell to North Lake College.