Richmond committed 23 turnovers and scored just five points in the second quarter of a 71-47 loss at New Palestine in a non-conference boys basketball game on Saturday night.
The Red Devils led throughout much of the first quarter, despite poor shooting and the penchant for giving easy baskets to the Dragons (3-1).
Richmond’s turnover problem and poor shooting led to a 12-point halftime deficit. The Red Devils (1-2) seemed poised to mount a comeback early in the third, before turnover issues and shoddy transition defense allowed New Pal to push the lead to near 20 points.
The Red Devils shot the ball well in the fourth, but it was far too little and far too late in the loss.
Ty Harris led Richmond with 19 points, 16 in the second half, including five 3-point field goals. Stephan Douglas had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Dorian Harris was the other Richmond player in double figures with 10 points, seven of those in the second half.
Richmond’s junior varsity suffered its first loss of the season, dropping to 2-1 with a 52-29 loss. Gunner Kovach, playing his first game of the season following an injury, topped Richmond with 11 points.
The Red Devils are back in action in North Central Conference play on Friday when they travel to Tech.