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Maitland, Davis Lead Bethune-Cookman Past Cal Poly, 67-53

Isaiah Bailey (11 points) was one of three players for Bethune-Cookman to score in double-figures in their win over Cal Poly on Tuesday. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Romeo Guzman – Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In 2016-17, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats didn’t notch their fifth win until February 6th.

Fast forward to the 2017-18 season, and the Wildcats picked up their fifth win of the season on Tuesday, December 12th. To top it off, they managed to do it in front of their home crowd.

Behind a game-high 21 points from Malik Maitland and another double-double from Shawntrez Davis, Bethune-Cookman knocked off the Cal Poly Mustangs inside the historic Moore Gymnasium.

It was the first ever trip to the state of Florida for the Mustangs being a four-year program for 73 years. Continue reading Maitland, Davis Lead Bethune-Cookman Past Cal Poly, 67-53

Bethune-Cookman Picks up Historic 77-66 Win Over Jacksonville Behind Double-Double From Shawntrez Davis

Shawntrez Davis (12) recorded his fifth double-double on Thursday, posting 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead Bethune-Cookman past Jacksonville, 77-66. (Source: Georgia Tech Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For the first time in school history, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have recorded four wins in the month of November alone.

They also have a winning record for the first time at the end of November, having played three or more games.

On Thursday night, junior forward Shawntrez Davis recorded his fifth double-double of the season to lead the Wildcats to the 77-66 road win over the Jacksonville Dolphins. Davis recorded 28 points, to lead all scorers on the night, and pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Picks up Historic 77-66 Win Over Jacksonville Behind Double-Double From Shawntrez Davis

Big first half leads UT-Rio Grande Valley past Bethune-Cookman, 92-74

Nick Dixon scored a team-high 18 points, the Vaqueros had six players score at least eight points in their 92-74 win over Bethune-Cookman on Monday night.

EDINBURG, Tex. — They may have only played a pair of games so far in 2017-18, but the UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros have put up their fair share of points.

In their opener on Friday night, the Vaqueros put up 106 points on the Nicholls Colonels, but still came away with the loss. The Colonels spoiled the Vaqueros’ home opener with the 111-106 win in a shootout.

On Monday, the Vaqueros were looking to get the first win out of the way when they welcomed the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats to Edinburg. The Wildcats were coming off a win in their opener, as they topped Johnson University (FL) on Friday, 108-66.

Malik Maitland opened the scoring for the Wildcats, giving the visitors an early 2-0 lead. Xavier McDaniel, Jr. answered with a jumper for the Vaqueros on the next possession, and UTRGV was off and rolling.

Bethune-Cookman wouldn’t hold another lead the rest of the way, and it was also the last time that the game would be tied on the night. The Vaqueros put up 51 points in the first frame, and took a 19-point lead into the break.

They maintained their lead all throughout the second frame, and picked up the 92-74 win for their first victory of 2017-18. Continue reading Big first half leads UT-Rio Grande Valley past Bethune-Cookman, 92-74

Strong shooting night leads Bethune-Cookman to big win over Johnson University (FL)

Ryan Ridder picked up his first win as the head coach at Bethune-Cookman on Friday night, a 108-66 decision over Johnson University (FL). (Source: Bethune-Cookman Men’s Basketball) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The Ryan Ridder era for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats is officially under way, and what a start it was.

The Wildcats opened the season with a home contest against the visiting Johnson University (FL) Suns. It marked the first regular season game for Ridder as the head coach of the Wildcats, and it marked the debut for several new faces with the program.

Malik Maitland and Soufiyane Diakite both transferred to the Wildcats from the Morehead State Eagles, and both made their debuts on Friday night against the Suns. Maitland found himself in the starting lineup, and make an immediate impact as the team’s new point guard.

Maitland finished the game shooting 7-of-9 from the field, recording 16 points to go along with a game-high 12 assists, and Bethune-Cookman cruised to the 108-66 win over the Suns to kick off the 2017-18 season in style. Continue reading Strong shooting night leads Bethune-Cookman to big win over Johnson University (FL)