Saturday, the Red Devils would make the first of two-long road-trips to Lafayette this season, to face off with the McCutcheon Mavericks. On paper both teams matched up, but Richmond had an ace up their sleeve: determination. Determination not to lose, to fall further down in the conference standings, and to prove to themselves that they can win close games.
Now, Rafael Deane was still out for this game, it did see the return of Ty Harris, and starter Tytan Newton. Newton, was the spark that the Red Devils needed, and his presence was felt on the court. Richmond struck first with a 3 ball. Then McCutcheon tied with a 3 of their own. The first quarter would be a low scoring affair, ending 7-5 with McCutcheon in the lead.
In fact, the entire game would be low scoring. The drama was in the defense. There would be 2 ties, and 7 lead changes in this game, before Richmond started to pull away midway in the 3rd quarter. No one fouled out, but it wasn’t until the 4th that any teams had any significant time at the charity stripe. The Red Devils would come away with the victory.
Final score 49-41