Roanoke College drops season opener to Greensboro
SALEM, Va. – The Maroons were missing the dynamic duo of former Northside standouts Kasey Draper and Nick Price for its season opener against Greensboro College. But it gave others on the roster a chance to step up and for much of the night they did. Tripp Greene opened the game scoring 2 of the Maroons first 3 buckets, finishing the game with 11 points. It proved to be a back-and-forth affair in the first half that led to a 1 point halftime lead for The Pride. A layup from Trent Dawson gave Roanoke a 51-50 lead but Greensboro hit clutch shots down the stretch, securing a 67-61 win.
Roanoke College men’s basketball taking change in stride, ready for season
SALEM, Va. – The Roanoke College men’s basketball team is taking everything in stride, including an offseason where the players were essentially alone. Wherever we were, we were always trying to keep in touch and keep that team chemistry going,” junior guard Tripp Greene said. “We don’t always know what’s going to happen week to week, so we’ve got to be prepared to adapt and adjust when need be. When we practice, we practice for the best and 100%,” junior Nick Price added. “We’re just prepared for everything that comes at us so we just have to adjust going straight into the hardest part of the season.”The Maroons begin play on Jan. 23 against Hampton-Sydney.
Roanoke College wins Cregger Invitational 86-54 over Stockton
A Jordan Taylor three-pointer would pull Stockton to within 14 at 34-20 with 2:37 to play, but RC scored eight of the final 12 points to take a 42-24 advantage at halftime. RC opened up the second-half with a 13-4 spurt and pushed its lead to 27 after a Brayden Gault bucket five minutes in. Greene, named to the All-Tournament team, led all scorers with 22 points as he knocked down six three-pointers. RC turned 15 Stockton turnovers into 28 points and the 54 points for the Ospreys ties a season low. Stockton got 13 points from all-tournament selection DJ Campbell and 12 points from fellow All-Tournament choice Kyion Flanders.