Raider senior center Will Freeman picked up where he left off last season for the Raiders, posting an impressive showing in the 2010-11 opener with 20 points and 18 rebounds in the contest. Tyquan Breeden and Trey Little provided 20 and 19 points respectively to support a large lead that the Raiders built early in the first half.
Through the first two periods, the Raiders built a comfortable 20-4 lead and never looked back en route to their first win of the 20-10-11 season.
“Defense for our squad wasn’t too bad tonight, as we never let them really set into the game and kept the Mustangs off balance,” Richmond head coach David Laton said.
“Will (Freeman) rebounded the ball very well for us and had multiple blocks in the game, with Trey (Little) and Tyquan (Breeden) playing very well in the backcourt for us,” Laton added.
Jalen Clark was the point man for the Raiders most of the contest as he lead the team with six assists, finding his teammates in the best position to shoot a quality shot throughout the four periods of the contest.
“Justin Glen played a lot of quality minutes for the team tonight and produced very well for us when he was on the floor, with the combination of the inside and outside play that we had with Jalen’s assists, everything went well,” Laton said.
The difference maker in the game for the Raiders was the transition offense the Raiders were able to put together: Over half the Raiders’ points came in transition, and the defense played well when the Mustangs tried to move the ball down the court.
The Raiders will have a seven-day period before they have to take the floor again against Union Pines at home.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.
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