Richard Bland Basketball

Richard Bland Men’s Basketball Hosts Fayetteville Tech, Vance-Granville This Weekend

SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, Va. — Richard Bland College will host a pair of Region 10 men’s basketball games this weekend in Statesman Hall to complete the regular season. The Statesmen (18-8 overall, 12-6 Region 10) welcome Fayetteville Tech (N.C.) on Friday, February 23, at 7 p.m., followed by Vance-Granville (N.C.) on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m.

The Fayetteville Tech contest has been designated as the program’s Wounded Warrior Project Appreciation Game, while the Vance-Granville game is Sophomore Day.

Admission is free to all Richard Bland home games, and both contests can be heard locally on WHAP Radio, Fox Sports 1340 AM.

Richard Bland (18-8, 12-6) vs. Fayetteville Tech (14-10, 10-8)
Date: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Radio: Fox Sports 1340 AM
Via Phone: 641-552-5316
Live Video:
Location: Statesman Hall
Series History: 1-1

Richard Bland vs. Vance-Granville (1-23, 0-17)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
Time: 3 p.m.
Radio: Fox Sports 1340 AM
Via Phone: 641-552-5316
Live Stats:
Live Video:
Location: Statesman Hall
Series History: 10-0

Looking at the Statesmen
Richard Bland is 10-2 at home this season, while coached by fifth-year head coach Chuck Moore (122-39 at Richard Bland, 170-55 overall). Moore is assisted by third-year assistant coach Preston Beverly. The Statesmen are led by the sophomore trio of Robert Smith/Hampton (17.2 points, 5.9 rebounds), Tim Bing Jr./Suitland, Maryland (11.2 points, 4.1 assists) and Stanley Taylor/Petersburg (10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds).

Sophomore Day
Richard Bland will recognize its eight sophomores during a special pregame ceremony, including Tim Bing Jr./Suitland, Maryland, Ricky Hicks/Bronx, New York, Tre’ Patterson/Richmond, Robert Smith/Hampton, Stanley Taylor/Petersburg, Deon Joyner/North Charleston, South Carolina, Miodrag Dronjak/Kladovo, Serbia and Brandon Henry/Chester. Bing has played in 62 career games with 515 points, 206 rebounds, and 239 assists. Hicks has played in 61 career games with 357 points, 177 rebounds, and 291 assists. Patterson has played in 25 career games with 202 points, 101 rebounds, and 55 assists. Smith has played in 60 career games with 633 points, 237 rebounds, and 80 assists. Taylor has played in 61 career games with 449 points, 326 rebounds, and 34 assists. Joyner has played in 56 career games with 302 points, 203 rebounds, and 25 assists. Dronjak has played in 23 career games with 50 points, 17 rebounds, and eight assists. Henry has played in 37 career games with 218 points, 98 rebounds, and 21 assists.

First Meetings This Season
Richard Bland dropped a 98-86 decision at Fayetteville Tech on December 13. Robert Smith led the Statesmen with 22 points, while Tristen Rodriguez scored 32 points for the Trojans. Richard Bland took a 134-76 victory at Vance-Granville on November 20. Stanley Taylor led the Statesmen with 30 points and 10 rebounds, while Kaeson Mayfield led the Vanguards with 22 points.

Up Next
Richard Bland is hosting the first two rounds of the NJCAA Division II, Region 10 Tournament next weekend, March 3-4. There will be four games on Saturday, March 3 at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., respectively. There will be three games on Sunday, March 4 at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., respectively. Complete tournament seedings and pairings will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Greg Prouty

Director of Athletics Communications

Richard Bland College

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