Rams Split BB&T Classic Games
The Bluefield College Rams basketball team split games in the BB&T Classic hosted by Pikeville College.

Rams Split BB&T Classic Games

November 23, 2010 | RSS

Borgia M'bala (above) and Byron Carpenter (below) led the team in scoring in both of the BB&T Classic games.

Bluefield, VA—The Bluefield College Rams basketball team split games in the BB&T Classic hosted by Pikeville College.


The Rams (3-3) played Rio Grande in the first match-up of the series which they won 72-65 the Rams were led by the teams highest scorer, Byron Carpenter. Carpenter a freshman from Tidewater, Virginia led the Rams with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Carpenter also was 9-16 on the line and 7- 9 in free throws for the Rams victory on Friday.


Borgia M'bala followed Carpenter with 21 points for the Rams.

M'bala a junior from Paris, France was 8-14 in shots, 4-10 in three pointers, and perfect in free throws with one. He also had three rebounds for the Rams.


Rob Wright and Egor Shakhmetov also had a tremendous game for the Rams. Wright, the lone senior on the team, from Ft. Washington, Maryland, had eight points for the Rams he was 5-6 in free throws and had six rebounds. Shakhmetov a sophomore from Moscow, Russia was perfect at the line having completed all four attempts.


The Rams after Friday's victory then played Pikeville College in the BB&T Classic. Pikeville had played Alice Lloyd College the previous evening winning 87-61. The Rams lost to Pikeville 92-62 in the final game of the tournament.


The Rams were once again led by star freshman player Byron Carpenter. Carpenter scored 20 points for the Rams leading the team; he had 13 rebounds and was a perfect 10-10 in free throws made.


Borgia M'bala once again followed behind Carpenter in points having scored 15 for the Rams, having 6 rebounds and was also perfect in free throws with 4 being made. He was also 3 for 5 in three pointers for the Rams and 4 for 7 at the line.


Dmitry Zimin, a sophomore from Moscow, Russia had out points in the game for the Rams. Zimin who was 1 for 1 in free throws, 1 for 2 in three pointers, and 3 for 5 in field goals for the Rams had one assist in the loss to Pikeville.


The Rams will play in a series of road games, including a tournament at Bluefield State College on November 26 and 27, against Mountain State  University on the 26th at 6:00 pm and on the 27th against Concord University at 6:00 pm. They will also play in an exhibition game on December fourth against Winston Salem State University at 7:30 pm.


The Rams will not play a home game until December 18 against Lee University, tip- off is scheduled for 2:00 pm.