Women’s basketball working to get better


Staff Photo/Blanca Reyes

Women’s basketball head coach Drew Jackson leads a practice of his team.

Tomy Arguelles, Staff Writer

Richland’s women´s basketball team is preparing for the upcoming conference tournament play. The team already has played 11 games and are working on improving their strengths and diminishing their weaknesses.

The team coached by Drew Jackson and assisted by Richland Athletic Director Lynn Nabi has won one game and lost 10 so far. The T-Ducks will play in the conference against only two teams: Dallas College Cedar Valley and Dallas College Mountain View.

The team will have to compete to qualify in the conference games to make the district tournament in order to gain a spot in the NJCAA Division III National Tournament. Besides the conference games, Richland will host two more games: the first was scheduled at press time to be Southwestern Adventist University on Jan. 23 and then East Texas Baptist on Feb. 6.

Richland’s only win to date came on Nov. 26 against Southwestern Adventist University, 71-60. That day, Ross had an outstanding performance with 19 points, and guard Okehi Onyinyechi had 16 points. The T-Ducks lost on Jan. 10 to Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s JV team 84-17.

The T-Ducks have averaged 44 points, 23 defensive rebounds, and 7 assists per game, but two statistics the team needs to work on are turnovers, averaging 26, and points allowed, with 71 per game.