T-Ducks start season 1-0

The T-Ducks kicked off the 2011-12 season with a big win over the East Texas Flight on Tuesday night. The Flight started off hot as they took a commanding 12-4 lead, but soon after the T-Ducks responded as Freshman Billy Sherakas (Lake Travis HS) provided a much needed spark off of the bench as he scored a quick five points in just 30 seconds. After settling down and playing solid defense for the remainder of the first half, the T-Ducks took a 52-38 lead into halftime behind freshmen Tradarreon Moreland (Jacksonville HS), Duke Hamilton (Jacksonville HS), and Michael Richardson (Denton HS) and sophomores Cory Pace (McAllen HS), Sentro Burns (Byng HS), Javier Soria (West Mesquite HS), and Nathan Smith (Robert E. Lee HS). In the second half the T-Ducks continued to build on their lead, holding the Flight to just eight points in the first 10 minutes of the second half. As the game got out of hand, every player was able to play. Freshman Tomy Otounga (Libreville, Gabon), Sophomores James Montue (Liberty Eylau HS), Robert Sykes (Hutto HS) proved to be forces around the basket both offensively and defensively. The 107-81 win was capped off by a monstrous alley-oop dunk by Freshman McMichael Jamison (John Tyler HS) on a pass from Soria. The T-Ducks out-rebounded the Flight 31-27, including 15 offensive rebounds, had six players in double-digits including Sherakas with a team high 21 points (5 of 7 from the 3 point arc) in his collegiate debut.

The T-Ducks head to Collin County College Friday, November 4 to take on Lon Morris College at 5 p.m., and Saturday, November 5 to take on Bossier Parrish College. Both are Division I Junior College programs. The T-Ducks will play host to Texas Wesleyan University on Wednesday, November 9. Tip off at 7 p.m.