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NEWS | April 6, 2010

Ro-Hawk boys' basketball team wins post-season honors as district champions

By Sean Bowlin 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs OL-B

Players on the Randolph High School boys' varsity basketball team recently earned honors after their season's end with a 20-10 record overall and a 10-2 record in district play.

Junior Jacorian Duffield was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region team. He also earned honors as the District 27AA co-Most Valuable Player, after his selection as the MVP of the Bandera Tournament and as an all-tournament player at the Marion tournament.

Ro-Hawk boys basketball coach Tim Gendron said Duffield had "a break-out season" this year.

"He led the team in scoring and was a leader both on and off the court," the coach commented. "Jacorian has the ability to take over games on both ends of the floor, as he defends inside and on the perimeter, and he can score from anywhere on the floor, especially the foul line where he shoots over 70 percent."

Duffield led the Ro-Hawk boys in points per game (22.7), rebounds per game (9.1), and averaged 2.4 assists, 3.1 steals, 2.2 blocks and 2.4 defensive deflections, Coach Gendron said.

Coach Gendron added that senior team captain Matt Atwell was also honored by being named as first-team all-district.

The coach called Atwell one of the team's smartest players on the court and said he was a huge defensive performer.

"Matt was athletic enough to guard people on the perimeter, and tough enough to bang and defend inside," said Coach Gendron, adding Atwell's play was crucial to the team's success.

Another junior, Josh Dodgen, earned honors by being named to the second all-district team.

"Josh is such a hard worker, is so coachable and is a huge force inside. Josh's impact on a game can't be measured by stats alone. He does so much more -- and other coaches tell me often how valuable he is because he does so many things well," Coach Gendron added.

Dodgen averaged 6.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 2.1 steals.

Like Dodgen, junior Reece Washington also made second team all-district.

"Reece really improved from last year to this year and even from the start of the year to the end of the year. He solidified our line-up, brought speed and athleticism and became a scoring threat and a lockdown perimeter defender," Coach Gendron said.

Washington averaged 7.9 points, 3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game, the coach said.

Coach Gendron praised senior Tyler Rubio for earning an honorable mention on the all-district squad.

"Tyler," he said, "stepped up to be our point guard. Without his steady play, we could not have been able to have the year we had, becoming district champions. He was instrumental in running our offenses and calling many of the defensive sets."