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Ferguson, Dinwiddie help Rio win

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.

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.