Ferguson, Dinwiddie help Rio win

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2007

RIO GRANDE — Candace Ferguson proved to be double trouble.

Ferguson, a 6-foot- senior center from Ironton, had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds as Rio Grande opened its season with a 77-49 rout of Carlow Saturday at Newt Oliver Arena.

“Candace, over the course of her career, has started and progressed into a nice player and I think she would have had a great season last year had she not missed six weeks with a broken hand, so she’s hungry,” Rio Grande coach David Smalley said.

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Last season, Ferguson averaged 8.8 points and 5.7 rebounds despite her injury.

The Rio Grande men’s team is off to a 2-0 start after breezing to a 106-80 win over Ohio Christian University Tuesday at Newt Oliver Arena.

Fairland 6-foot-1 senior guard Chris Dinwiddie

had nine points in the victory. But offense isn’t Dinwiddie’s main objective. First-year head coach Ken French said Dinwiddie will be used as a defensive stopper.

Dinwiddie averaged 7.6 points per game last season.