T-Ducks Hold Third In MACrlc

Contact: Stephanie Flemmons
Richland College
940-206-3127

For immediate release
Feb. 15, 2007

The Richland College Thunderducks came out clean after beating the Mountain View College Lions last night 74-53. They now hold a 6-4 conference record and are working their way toward a high seed for the conference tournament, which is held March 1-5.

Sophomore Eli Flores had a record game shooting 100 percent, sinking six out of six of his field goals and four of four from the line. Flores came through with a game total of 16 points with 12 rebounds. Freshman Brent Creacy played an aggressive defensive game coming out with 10 rebounds.

Leading scorer Nick Morey maintained his accuracy scoring 19 points with seven rebounds.

The T-Ducks pulled together offensively and shot 75 percent from the line and 53 percent from the field. They still struggled with turnovers, having 20 for the game, but worked their intensity level up and came through with 15 steals.

They were up against the MAC’s leading scorer, who averages 29 points a game. The T-Ducks limited his touches and kept his scoring down below his average. They attempted to run a zone in the first half, in order to gain control and limit the amount of fouls.

With only two conference games remaining, the T-Ducks are one game behind second place and a game and a half behind first place. They face the Eastfield College Harvesters away, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

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