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Spartans bounce back

After letting one get away earlier this week, the Richmond Spartans were not going to allow a second MRVC East road contest slip away Thursday night at Lexington. After taking a 6-point lead into the second period, the Richmond offense regained its form on the way to a 75-41 rout of the Minutemen.
“It was a good bounce back,” Richmond Coach Duane Bastob said. “It was a total team effort with five players scoring at least 8 points. Jon Vance dominated the inside, and we got 10 3-pointers.”
Vance led the scoring for Richmond with a game-high 16, with 14 of those coming in the first half as the Spartans pulled away to a 42-24 lead. Blaine Broderick provided the outside scoring with four buckets outside the arc on the way to a 12-point night.
Kyle Carroll knocked down three from 3-point land, while Jacob Swope, Trey Folvarcik and D’Andre Williams each added a 3-pointer as the Spartans improved to 4-2 in the league and 14-6 overall.
Williams ended the contest with 13 points followed by Carroll with 9 and Jordan Smith with 8. Robert Brewer added 6 points to go along with a team-high 10 rebounds.
Also scoring for Richmond was Swope with 4, Folvarcik with 3, with James Vance and Kyle Ash each adding 2.
After the Spartans built a 42-24 halftime lead, the visitors put the game away in the third quarter with a 23-8 scoring advantage and then closed out the night with a 10-9 edge in the final frame.
Brad Watring led the Lexington scoring with 15 points as the Minutemen slip to 0-6 in conference and 3-16 overall.
The Spartans converted 9 of 14 from the stripe while Lexington did not visit the line.
Richmond plays its final non-conference game of the season Monday when St. Paul’s Lutheran of the I-70 Conference visits the RHS gym.
PHOTO: Robert Brewer (23) goes up to block a shot by Lexington’s Josh Wandell as the Spartans rolled by the Minutemen 75-41 Thursday night. (Photo by Martin Barrett/The Lexington News.)

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