Rock Valley splits home-opening basketball doubleheader

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) The college basketball season is underway. Rock Valley College hosted a men's and women's double-header Tuesday night at the Physical Education Center against Division II Bryant & Stratton.

Six players scored double digit points for the women's team in the Golden Eagles 87-80 win over the Bobcats. Seventh ranked RVC got off to a quick start, taking a 35-13 lead after the first quarter.

Hononegah grad Hannah Malcomson led the way for Rock Valley with 18 points, six steals and four rebounds.

Three point shooting doomed the men's team in the night cap, going 4-32 from behind the arc in the 81-70 loss to the Bobcats.

A pair of East graduates in Justin Robinson and Charles Burnell paced RVC with 24 (game-high) and 21 points respectively. The Golden Eagles also missed 10 free throws in the loss.