Riverland men crash the boards in win

Published 9:02 pm Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Riverland men’s basketball team hit the boards in a 78-68 win over Itasca in Riverland Gym Saturday.

The Blue Devils (4-5 overall) won the board battle 53-35 and they started the second half with an 8-0 run that allowed them to lead by as many as 21 points.

DeAaron Hearn, a sophomore from Minneapolis led RCC with 27 points, and Richard Burch had six points and 11 rebounds.

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RCC scoring: DeAaron Hearn, 27; Josh Davis, 14; Andre Birdsong, 13; Densel Smith, 9; Richard Burch, 6; Taylor Oetken, 4; Jordan Jarland, 4; Chris Jahr, 1; field goals: 44 percent (31-for-71); three-pointers: 22 percent (5-for-23); free throws: 78 percent (11-for-14)