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Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic tries to drive past Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum during Game 2 of the NBA Finals basketball series on June 9 in Boston.

ONLINE ONLY: Mavs vs. Celtics – so far, not so good

Rolando Hernandez and Jorge Sanchez | June 12, 2024
Editor’s note: This is a recap of the first two games of this year’s NBA Finals. Check back here later for continuing coverage of the series. GAME 1 The Boston Celtics dominated the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals June 6 in Boston. The Celtics were led by Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis, who had 22 and 20 points respectively. Porzingis had a fantastic first quarter against his former team. He had 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 1-of-2 from the 3-point line. The..
Paris Beard named first team All-American

Paris Beard named first team All-American

The women’s basketball team at Richland rejoices this season. One of their players, Paris Beard, has been recognized as the women’s basketball NJCAA Division III Player of the Week. Beard averaged an 25.2 points per game on an 60% field goal percentage while also aver-aging 7.6 rebounds per game. With her game high being 44 points against Southwestern Assemblies of God University JV. Beard is said she is excited about being named an All-American. She said, “It was like a really exciting...
T-Duck men slip past Eastfield in OT

T-Duck men slip past Eastfield in OT

Matilda Magere, Staff Writer | March 6, 2024
The Richland Campus men’s basketball Thunderducks stung the Eastfield Harvester Bees 86-83 in overtime at home Feb. 24. With the win, Richland was scheduled at press time to enter the district tournament as the No. 2 seed on Feb. 29. The T-Ducks took pride in guarding defensively and boxing out in the final game of the regular season. Jhi Jackson, Richland sophomore forward, said , “Last...
T-Ducks bludgeon Mountain View 118-80

T-Ducks bludgeon Mountain View 118-80

Matilda Magere, Staff Writer | February 20, 2024
The Richland Campus Thunderducks went against their rivals Mountain View in what started off as a friendly game and turned into a heated playoff that ended with the T-Ducks on top 118-80. The home game was dominated by Richland. The first quarter belonged to Richland. The Mountain View Lions displayed a weak defense and a lack of communication with teammates. In contrast, the Thunderducks defense was headstrong, and the offense was strong as well. Tre’Lin Green had the speed to break...
Phil Key in 2021, holding a trophy his team won in 1974.

RIP former basketball standout Phil Key

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | January 26, 2024
The Richland family mourns the loss of Phil Key, an esteemed figure in Thunderduck Athletics for over five decades. Key, a former student-athlete and standout basketball player, left an enduring legacy that transcended the court. His infectious smile and unwavering positivity brightened the campus, touching the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Key’s passion extended to officiating games...
Doncic reacts to a foul called against him.

Mavs off to a fiery start

Astrid Custano, Staff Writer | November 19, 2023
It’s a strong start for The Dallas Mavericks this season. At press time they are second in the Western Conference of the NBA. Although it is the start of a new season, the Mavs have had their strongest start in two decades. With highly intense games and just two losses against the Denver Nuggets and the...
Richland head basketball coach Joh Havens, center, directs his players during a recent practice.

Coach Havens prepares for basketball season

Alaejah Reed, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023
As the school year kicks into gear, sports are in full swing. Head coach Jon Havens is coming into the 2023-2024 basketball season with five regular season conference championships, as well as four national tournament appearances in his nine-year coaching stint at the Richland Campus of Dallas College.
Richlands Ed Trahan is named National Player of the Week by the NJCAA conference.

Trahan named to all-star game roster

Blanca Reyes, Editor-in-Chief | May 2, 2023
Edward Trahan, Richland Campus’ basketball team forward, was selected to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game May 20 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas due to his outstanding performance. According to, Trahan was selected as the NJCAA Division III National Player of the Week Feb.16.
Mavs lose (again)

Mavs lose (again)

Saint Garcia, Staff Writer | March 7, 2023
The remainder of the regular season is very critical for the Dallas Mavericks as they seek to make the playoffs while staying above the six seed to avoid the play-in tournament. Despite their efforts, the Mavs lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 111-108 on Feb. 26. One of the biggest takeaways from the trade deadline was that without a doubt the Mavs will not have a problem with scoring. With superstars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving being elite ball handlers and shot creators it is easily said that opportunities will be made for their teammates.
T-Duck Ed Trahan is the NJCAA’s player of the week

T-Duck Ed Trahan is the NJCAA’s player of the week

Saint Garcia, Staff Writer | February 22, 2023
Dallas College Richland Campus’ very own Ed Trahan was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Men’s Basketball player of the week. Trahan stands at 6-foot-4 and is a sophomore forward from Cypress, Texas. Trahan has averaged 20 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 67% from the field as the T-Ducks won three conference games last week.
Mavs Irving not enough

Mavs’ Irving not enough

Saint Garcia, Staff Writer | February 21, 2023
Despite the addition of new superstar player Kyrie Irving, the Dallas Mavericks fell short to a very aggressive Minnesota Timberwolves team 124-121 on Feb. 13. Since making the blockbuster trade to get the All-Star guard from Brooklyn, the home crowd had been eager to see the superstar make his home debut. The biggest question after acquiring Irving was how the defense was going to suffer, since the Mavs traded away their best defender in forward Dorian Finney-Smith and guard Spencer Dinwiddie. But without a doubt, the NBA will be seeing the best backcourt and offensive wizardry with the combination of Luka Doncic and Irving, as their combined average is 60.5 points per game.
Womens basketball head coach Drew Jackson leads a practice of his team.

Women’s basketball working to get better

Tomy Arguelles, Staff Writer | January 30, 2023

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...

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