Balance begot an important road win for Richmond on Tuesday at Muncie Central.
Five Red Devils scored in double figures as Richmond led from virtually start to finish in a 67-62 win against Muncie Central that marked the first road and conference victory for the Devils.
The win also was the second straight for Richmond, who improved to 4-4 overall.
Junior Stephan Douglas had 21 points, eight rebounds, and four blocked shots to top the Devils, despite playing just five minutes in the opening half due to foul trouble.
Tylan Harris chipped in 11 points, while Dorian Hill netted 10 for Richmond. Hill added two rebounds and three deflections, while Harris tied for team-high honors in assists (four) and pulled down three rebounds.
Richmond built its as high as 12 points in the first quarter and 10 points in the second half, but a scrappy Central team used turnovers and foul shooting to get close to the Devils. But, much like in last Saturday’s win against Pendleton Heights, Richmond never gave up its lead and made enough free throws of its own to earn the win.
Tim Arnold had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Richmond, while Darion Smith added 11 points to round out the double figure scoring.
Muncie Central’s junior varsity earned a 50-38 win in the night’s opener. Zion Deloney had seven points to top the Devils, while Jaylon Hemphill and Preston Hunter each contributed six points apiece.
Richmond is on the road again Friday in NCC action. The Red Devils travel to Harrison with the JV set to tip at 6 p.m.