Eagle Jordan Garner, 6’5”, from Chicago, focuses and sinks a freethrow.

FRC basketball takes aim

Head Feather River college basketball coach Randy Rick and assistant coach Jermaine Hill, right, take a close look at the Eagle team as it develops. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

The Feather River College teams are warming up with a full schedule of preseason basketball games.

The Golden Eagle women played in San Francisco against the City College Rams on Nov. 13 losing in a close battle 80-72. The following day, Nov. 14, they came back to beat the Laney Eagles by a score of 71-52. Bam! Go FRC Eagles.

Next up for the ladies will be a pair of home games: Friday, Nov. 30, against Merritt Thunderbirds starting at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, facing the Contra Costa Comets at 2 p.m.

The FRC Eagle men have a “fresh” opportunity, the entire team is made up of freshman. “Yep, all new kids,” said coach Rick. “My three sophomores last year got full-ride scholarships.” And the team is long on possibility. FRC has one 6’8” athlete, four towering at 6’5,” four more at 6’3” and six more over 6’. It’s not all about height, however, in basketball that surely helps, but speed and accuracy are essential and these Eagles are sharp and mighty quick.

The Eagles play at home today, Nov. 21, against the Marin Mariners starting at 4:30 p.m. After today’s game, we will all have to wait until January to see the Eagles men play again on their home court.

If Mother Nature or time constraints makes it difficult to get to an away game, fans can always follow Eagles progress here in the Sports section.

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