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Former Blue Tide standout headed to NAIA Nationals

POSTED: March 11, 2013 10:37 a.m.
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Former Long County Blue Tide basketball player Ricardo Rivera is playing at Voorhees College. The team just won the Association of Independent Institutions Division I college basketball title.

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Former Long County High School basketball and football player Ricardo Rivera is playing basketball at Voorhees College, where the men’s team just won the 2012-13 Association of Independent Institutions Division I college basketball title.
Voorhees won the state title by beating West Virginia Tech, 65-64, last Sunday.
The Voorhees squad overcame a 30-26 half-time deficit, according to their athletic website, to slip past second-seeded West Virginia University Institute of Technology and capture the title.
They finished 21-11 and advance to the NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships set for March 13-19 in Kansas City, Mo.
Rivera, a junior guard on the team, played in 33 games with five starts. He had 55 total rebounds, 55 assists, 40 steals and scored 125 total points this season.

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