RBC Bas­ket­ball edges North­ern Vir­ginia 81-80

Tay­lor’s 1-2 free throws pro­pel States­men to vic­tory

The Progress-Index Weekend - - SPORTS DESK 2 - Con­trib­uted Re­port

AN­NAN­DALE - Sopho­more Stan­ley Tay­lor/ Peters­burg made 1-2 free throws with two-sec­onds re­main­ing to lead No. 2 Richard Bland Col­lege to an 81-80 men's bas­ket­ball road win at North­ern Vir­ginia Com­mu­nity Col­lege on Wed­nes­day night in An­nan­dale.

Tay­lor fin­ished with nine points and eight re­bounds, while sopho­more Tim Bing Jr. scored a team-high 16 points for the pre­sea­son na­tion­ally-ranked States­men (3-0), while class­mate Ricky Hicks/Bronx, New York and fresh­man Ryan Jones/Smith­field each added 11 points for the vis­i­tors.

Mau­rice Gen­try and Drew Jack­son each scored 19 points for the host Nighthawks (0-2). Richard Bland will re­turn home to wel­come the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land on Fri­day night, Novem­ber 10, at 7 p.m. in States­man Hall.

Richard Bland fell be­hind 5-0 at the start be­fore scor­ing nine-straight points to lead 9-5 at 14:24, get­ting points from five dif­fer­ent play­ers.

The States­men main­tained their early ad­van­tage, lead­ing 11-7 at 12:24 af­ter a slam dunk by Tay­lor off an as­sist from Hicks, it was 16-10 at 11:00 fol­low­ing a jumper by Jones and the lead was 20-15 af­ter an­other jumper from Jones at 9:59. NOVA, how­ever, used a 12-0 run to go ahead 27-20 at 6:02, and the Nighthawks led 31-25 at 3:30 be­fore Richard Bland an­swered with a 13-0 run to take its largest lead of the half at 38-31 with 1:15 on the clock.

Red­shirt-fresh­man Tyler Lloyd/Manas­sas sparked the quick out­burst with nine points, in­clud­ing two three-point field goals, while Jones knocked down an­other jumper, as well.

The vis­i­tors led 39-36 at half­time be­hind nine points each from Jones and Lloyd.

Richard Bland be­gan the sec­ond half with a 16-7 run to lead 55-45 at 15:17, get­ting seven of his nine sec­ond­half points from sopho­more Tre' Pat­ter­son/Rich­mond, in­clud­ing a three-pointer and a dunk.

The States­men con­tin­ued their mo­men­tum and took their largest lead of the game at 66-53 with 9:38 re­main­ing as Bing scored five of his 13 sec­ond-half points with a three-pointer and two free throws. NOVA, how­ever, would not go away and ral­lied back with a 22-9 run to tie it at 75-75 with just 2:36 left. Hicks made it 78-75 with a three-pointer at 2:15, but the Nighthawks tied it again at 78-78 with their own three-pointer at 2:05. Hicks once-again an­swered with a steal and layup to make it 80-78 with 45-sec­onds re­main­ing, but the hosts tied it yet again at 80-80 with a layup at :33. Richard Bland missed its last shot at­tempt, but Tay­lor grabbed the of­fen­sive re­bound and was fouled with just two-sec­onds on the clock. He missed the first at­tempt but made the game-win­ning sec­ond free throw for the vis­i­tors.

Bing led Richard Bland with his team-high 16 points, in­clud­ing 3-6 three-point­ers and 5-6 free throws, adding six re­bounds and three as­sists. Hicks and Jones each added 11 points, as it was a ca­reer-high for Jones, who made 5-6 free throws, in just his third col­le­giate game. Pat­ter­son fin­ished with 10 points, Tay­lor had his nine points and team-high eight re­bounds, and Lloyd fin­ished with a ca­reer-high nine points – all in the first half. Sopho­more Robert Smith/ Hamp­ton con­trib­uted seven points, five re­bounds, a team-high four as­sists and a team-high two blocks. The States­men shot 40 per­cent (27-67) from the field, in­clud­ing 41 per­cent (7-17) on three-point­ers, and 63 per­cent (20-32) at the free throw line.

Gen­try and Jack­son led NOVA with their re­spec­tive game-high 19 points, while Tavaris James added 11 points and Josh Rodgers had 10 points. The Nighthawks shot 44 per­cent (29-66) from the field, in­clud­ing 42 per­cent (8-19) on three­p­oint­ers, and 61 per­cent (14-23) at the line.

Richard Bland and North­ern Vir­ginia were play­ing for the third time in the sport of men's bas­ket­ball, and the States­men now lead the young se­ries 3-0.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.