Bluefield College to Host Halloween Hoops
What better way to end a night of trick-or-treating than with a little bit of Halloween Hoops at Bluefield College, featuring a home season opener for the men's basketball team, Saturday, October 31 against Barber-Scotia College.
October 12, 2009
With most area trick-or-treating coming to a close at 8 p.m., Bluefield College invites local residents to make the Dome Gymnasium their last Halloween stop of the evening. In addition to the home season opener for the Rams, which tips at 8 p.m., area fans can enjoy Halloween candy, available at the door, and other holiday prizes.
Since the Dome will be the last Halloween stop of the night, guests are encouraged to come in their costumes, particularly since part of the evening's activities will include costume contests for fans.
For the home season opener, the Rams will battle the Sabers of Barber-Scotia College out of Concord, North Carolina. A historically black college, Barber-Scotia is revitalizing its intercollegiate athletic programs after years of competition as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
BC will enter the contest with just one lone starter back from last year's 28-7 nationally ranked team, but that sole starter is senior Omar Reed, a pre-season favorite for Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Player of the Year. Joining Reed will be lettermen from a deep roster a year ago James Childress (senior guard), Phillip Frazier (senior guard), Ted Oboute (sophomore forward), Borgia M'Bala (sophomore guard), and Domenic Zaccaria (junior guard).
The home opener will also be the home debut for new Rams head coach Richard Morgan. Morgan comes to BC for his head coaching debut after 13 years as an assistant coach at the NCAA level at Appalachian State University, Hampton University, and East Carolina University. He joined the coaching profession after an extremely successful collegiate and professional playing career at the University of Virginia, where he earned First Team All-ACC honors and Honorable Mention All-America recognition, and with the Rockford Lightning and the Columbus Horizon of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA).
"This is a dream come true for me and my family," Morgan said about the opportunity to lead the BC program. "I am very aware of the great tradition here at Bluefield College, and I look forward to the challenge of continuing that success."