Nov. 4, 2017
DUNDALK, Md. — Sophomore Robert Smith/Hampton scored a game-high 22 points to lead No. 2 Richard Bland College to an 85-63 men’s basketball road win at CCBC Dundalk (Md.) on Saturday evening in Dundalk, Maryland. Classmate Stanley Taylor/Petersburg added a double-double with 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for the preseason nationally-ranked Statesmen (2-0), while sophomore Tre’ Patterson/Richmond had 11 points for the visitors. Christopher Fitzgerald scored 12 points for the host Lions (0-2). Richard Bland will play at Northern Virginia Community College on Wednesday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Annandale.
Richard Bland took control of the away contest early and led 43-28 at halftime, getting 13 first-half points each from Smith and Taylor. Patterson added nine points during the opening 20 minutes for the Statesmen. Richard Bland maintained its comfortable margin throughout the second half, as Smith scored nine points after the intermission, while sophomore Tim Bing Jr./Suitland, Maryland added seven second-half points and classmate Ricky Hicks/Bronx, New York scored six points during the final 20 minutes.
Smith led Richard Bland with his game-high 22 points, including two three-point field goals. Taylor added 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double to open the season. Patterson finished with a collegiate-best 11 points, while Hicks contributed eight points and nine assists. Freshman Kenny Southerland/Richmond also scored eight points, Bing had seven points and redshirt-freshman Tyler Lloyd/Manassas finished with collegiate-highs of five points and 12 rebounds.
Fitzgerald led CCBC Dundalk with his 12 points, while Lamarr Mitchell added 11 points and Harvey Paige had 10 points.
Richard Bland and CCBC Dundalk were playing for just the fourth time in the sport of men’s basketball, and the Statesmen now lead the young series at 4-0.
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