Rams Receive Post- Season Honors
Carpenter, Wright, and Henderson receive post- season honors...
March 1, 2011
Bluefield, VA—Three Rams basketball players received post season honors from the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) announced on Tuesday.
Rob Wright, a BC senior was named to the AAC Second Team.
Byron Carpenter was also named to the AAC Second team this season.
Melvin Henderson was named on the All- Freshman team for the AAC.
Rob Wright and Byron Carpenter were both named to the AAC Second Team for Bluefield College with Melvin Henderson receiving post- season recognition being named on the All- Freshman list.
The lone senior for the Rams, Rob Wright stepped up into his senior role on the team, especially during the last few games of the season. Wright, from Ft. Washington, Maryland led the Rams against Montreat College in the last game at home for the Rams leading in scoring. Wright ranked second on the team in scoring averaging nearly 369 points this season and in rebounds with 116 total. But in Wright's own right he led the team in assists with 55 marking a team high and scored a remarkable 83% of free throws made leading the team in that category.
Carpenter who played his first season as a Ram basketball player this season stepped into a leader early on in the season averaging as a team high scoring in many of the games this year. Carpenter a freshman from Tidewater, Virginia led the team in scoring with 433 points this year and with 208 rebounds. He also had over 65% made in free throws in his 27 game season. Carpenter also had 24 assists and 20 steals to cap off the season.
Freshman Melvin Henderson from Roanoke, Virginia earned his All- Freshman team by having such numbers as 108 points in scoring, 50 rebounds, 40 assists, and 22 steals. Henderson who was 34-85 inside, 21-48 in three- pointers and 19-26 in free throws earned him the honor.
The Rams (11-18) entered into the AAC Tournament as the fifth seed and competed against the eventual AAC Champions Union College on February 23 losing a close one 74-71 in Union. The Rams were coached in his second season by Richard Morgan. The Rams who did not qualify for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) post season play they still have the possibility of qualifying for the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) tournament when bids go out in a few weeks. The Rams did participate in the NCCAA tournament last season losing in the semi -finals round to King College.