By Alden Di Dio
SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, VA — The Richard Bland College men's basketball team won their 2019-20 home opener 69-55 over Wake Tech Community College on Monday night.
The Statesmen move to 2-1 on the season and will travel to Northern Virginia Community College on Wednesday, November 6 at 7 pm.
With the Statesmen coming off their first win on the road, the team was seeking a win on their own turf to open the season. Starting off the first half, the Statesmen fought off a strong Wake Tech offense. RBC was falling behind early in the first half 24-17. However, with communication and teamwork, the Statesmen were quickly able to take the lead. At the end of the half, RBC was leading 41-32.
In the second half, the Statesmen kept the lead by making strong drives to the basket and taking full advantage of their free-throw opportunities. The Statesmen were shooting about 80% from the free-throw line on Monday night. Also, RBC only allowed 23 points from Wake Tech and added another 28 points to the scoreboard.