Blue Devil men struggle with shooting in loss to Fergus FallsPublished 10:21pm Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Blue Devils just couldn’t find their shooting mark as they lost 80-72 to Fergus Falls (9-9 overall, 1-4 MCAC South) in a men’s basketball game in Riverland Gym Wednesday.
Riverland (8-10 overall, 1-4 MCAC South) went just 1-for-17 on 3-pointers and it shot just 31 percent from the field and 58 percent from the free throw line in the loss.
Fergus got most of its offense from James Morris, who went 7-for-12 on 3s and scored 33 points.
RCC trailed by 17 halfway through the second and it got as close as 71-66 when Guillermo DeDiego missed two free throws and Fergus Falls scored on the other end to make it 73-66 with 2:10 left.
Andrew Lau had 23 points and 16 rebounds and Zach Hinrichs had 14 points and 10 rebounds for RCC, which out-rebounded Fergus 60-41.
RCC struggled with its offense throughout the first half as the Blue Devils trailed 31-25 in the second half.
It wasn’t until RCC switched to its full court press that it got back in the game, but that wasn’t enough to get it all the way back.
The Blue Devils started the game on an 8-2 run, but things went downhill from there.
There were a total of 42 fouls called in the game.
FF 31 49 — 80
RCC 25 47 — 72
RCC scoring: Andrew Lau, 23; Zach HInrichs, 14; Guillermo DeDiego, 13; Goliath Oboyo, 3; Connor Andrews, 2; Louis Bongiovanni, 2; Bobbie Stephens, 2; Tucker Kinniry, 2; field goals: 31 percent (25-for-80); 3-pointers: 6 percent (1-for-17); free throws: 58 percent (21-for-36); rebounds: 60 (Lau, 16); turnovers: 13