LOSS DOESN’T SPOIL ENTHUSIASM IN OPENER
There were smiles aplenty after the Blue Lights College men’s basketball game Wednesday night in Apex. That is not what one would expect after a 105-70 loss. But the outcome was almost a sidebar as fans celebrated the bigger meaning: BLC had put an intercollegiate sports team on the floor for the first time in its short history. A good-sized crowd showed up to support the Thoroughbreds in a contest where everything was a first. Among those milestones were the first points in the program’s history, scored on a layup by guard Richard Campbell on the opening possession, and the first free throw drained by forward Jordan Kirkland. But the first win went to the visitors from Carolina Christian College, who ironically were also playing the initial game in that school’s history. The Centurions were led by guard Jonathan Cunningham, who torched the Herd for 37 points, including 10 3-pointers. CCC’s taller and stronger front line dominated the paint, allowing BLC no more than one shot on most possessions. “This was good for our guys to see,” said head coach Zach Hendricks. “We'll talk about this a little bit, then move on.” Kirkland and Dominique Hunter led Blue Lights with 16 points each. Jorge Garcia added 12. The Thoroughbreds now begin a stretch of nine road games beginning this Saturday October 28 at Mid-Atlantic Christian in Elizabeth City. Tip is set for noon.
. | 10/26/2017
. | 10/26/2017