Lions gain forfeit victory

Staff Report

RIO GRANDE – Just minutes after posting their third straight victory on Tuesday night, the University of Rio Grande men’s basketball team learned that they had an even bigger reason to smile.

School officials were notified that the RedStorm’s 90-64 loss at Vanguard (Calif.) on Nov. 12, 2016 has now become a forfeit victory after the Lions used an ineligble player in the game.

Vanguard athletic administrators contacted Rio Grande athletic director Jeff Lanham and Rio head coach Ken French via e-mail while the RedStorm was in the process of warming up for what turned out to be an 80-62 triumph over Asbury.

The e-mail was discovered following the conclusion of the game and changes the RedStorm’s overall record from 8-14 to 9-13.

All of the game’s statistics will remain intact, but the final score will now officially be recorded as 2-0 in favor of Rio.

Staff Report