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The Richmond Spartans had their transition game in top form Tuesday night as they thumped visiting Carrollton 83-42.
The Spartan defense harassed the Trojans from the opening tip as they forced numerous turnovers which led to easy buckets, while Jacob Swope took care of the outside shooting with five 3-pointers on his way to a 21-point night.
The Spartans hit seven buckets beyond the arc as they improved to 2-1 in the MRVC East and 12-5 overall. The Trojans, now 0-3 and 7-10, found most of their scoring outside the arc as seven different players hit for 8 3-pointers.
Richmond wasted little time in taking control of the game as the Spartans put the first 7 points on the board on the way to a 16-8 advantage heading into the second period. Richmond then opened the second frame with a 14-4 run, set up mostly by the defense creating layup opportunities at the other end.
Richmond took a 37-22 cushion into the halftime and followed the break with a 29-point third period as eight different Spartans scored at least one point.
The offense continued its pace in the fourth quarter by scoring 17 points despite most of the final period being played with the running clock.
In addition to Swope’s scoring output, D’Andre Williams added 15 points with a 3-point bucket and 3 rebounds, with Robert Brewer scoring a dozen points while grabbing a team-high 9 rebounds.
Jon Vance was the fourth Spartan in double figures with 11 points to go along with 8 rebounds.
Blaine Broderick added a 3-pointer on his way to a 7-point night for Richmond with James Vance also scoring 7 and pulling down 5 rebounds. Kyle Carroll and Kyle Ash chipped in 4 points each for the Spartans, with Jordan Smith scoring 2 points with 4 rebounds.
Jason Mayden hit for two of Carrollton’s 3-pointers as he led the visitors’ scoring with 9 points, with Spencer Polen adding 8, followed by Spencer Flick and Andrew Molloy with 6 each.
PHOTO: Blaine Broderick (22) starts another Spartan break up the court in Tuesday night’s 83-42 MRVC East win over Carrollton. (Photo by Russ Green/The Daily News.)