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Blue Devil men open national tournament with a victory

Mar. 13—The No. 10 seeded Riverland Community College men's basketball team opened up the NJCAA Division III Tournament with an all-around effort as it beat No. 7 Prince George's 93-78 in Herkimer, New York Wednesday.

Damar Jenkins put up 19 points off the bench for RCC, Savier McCall posted 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four blocks and Austin grad Buai Duop added 14 points and five rebounds.

The Blue Devils (30-3 overall) will now advance to the quarterfinals as they will play No. 2 Northern Essex at 7 p.m. Thursday.

RCC scoring: Damar Jenkins, 19; Savier McCall, 18; Buai Duop, 14; Christian Campbell, 9; Nazih Chehade, 9; Jourdan Weddle, 7; DeWayne Thompson, 5; Avery Weddle, 2