RBC’s tough sea­son con­tin­ues with loss

States­men fall to 6-15 fol­low­ing Satur­day loss to BCC, 79-68

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PRINCE GE­ORGE — The Richard Bland Col­lege of Wil­liam and Mary men's bas­ket­ball team was de­feated Satur­day by the Brunswick Com­mu­nity Col­lege Dol­phins, 79-68.

The de­feat brings Richard Bland to 6-15 on the sea­son while Brunswick im­proves to 20-5. The States­men will host Spar­tan­burg Methodist on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 12 at 7 pm in States­man Hall.

Satur­day evening's game started with a back and forth bat­tle be­tween the Dol­phins and States­men. Costly turnovers early in the game made things a lit­tle more dif­fi­cult for Richard Bland. The Dol­phins took the lead with 8:30 re­main­ing in the first with a score of 23-21. This started a 10-2 point run un­til the three-minute mark. Be­fore half­time, the States­men found a small groove of their own which brought them end­ing the half trail­ing by 11 with a score of 36-25.

The sec­ond half brought more of a point de­fi­cient for the States­men who could not con­nect from be­hind the arc and had more costly turnovers. This al­lowed the Dol­phins to lead by as much as 15 points with 5:57 re­main­ing

in the sec­ond half.

With the score 69-54, the States­men needed a strong run to get them­selves back in the game. Cre­at­ing stops on the de­fen­sive end and ex­e­cut­ing on the of­fen­sive end al­lowed the States­men to go on a two minute 11-0 point run which brought the score to 69-65. Un­for­tu­nately, the point run would not be enough as the Dol­phins would even­tu­ally start to pull away again to close the game.

Fresh­man Jalen Spicer led the States­men with 14 points fol­lowed closely by sopho­more Ster­ling Car­ring­ton with 13 points. The Dol­phins had three play­ers in dou­ble dig­its, led by Si­las Love with 20 points.

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The Richard Bland States­men fell to 6-15 with Satur­day’s loss to Brunswick Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

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