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Three Owls score in double figures

(Dec. 10, 2015) The Oakton Community College men’s basketball fought valiantly to claw its way back from a 13 point, second half deficit in a home contest against Wilbur Wright College on Thursday, Dec. 10. However, the Owls could only get within one point before succumbing to the Rams 70-63.

The trio of Lonell Williams, Trae Stott and Mamadou Diarra scored in double digits, accounting for more than half of the offensive power for the Owls (2-9). Stott led Oakton with 16 points, while Williams and Diarra added 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Rebounding proved to be a key factor in the game as the Rams outmuscled the Owls 45-33. Wright forward Darryl Nellum, one of the leading rebounders in NJCAA Division II, had a game high 20 boards and also blocked three shots. Offensively, Rams sophomore guard Terrance King led all scorers with 25 points.

In the nonconference tilt, the teams continued to trade blows early on as the score was tied four times and the lead changed hands five times. Oakton’s biggest lead was six points with 12:42 remaining in the first half.  

Prior to the contest, Oakton unveiled its new athletics mascot to a thunderous reception. In the rebranding process, owls were chosen by the college community for symbolizing wisdom, perception, purity and determination.

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Growing up in Zimbabwe, Chris Dubé was always getting into trouble. He now spends his time making sure systems run trouble-free.