Fishburne PGs roll over VMI, 121-64
The win came in the home opener for the Fishburne postgrad team and improved the squad to 3-0 on the season.
“We played hard. People could tell that. There were some defensive assignments that I thought we missed. When you play teams like Southern Tech and Miller School, like we have coming up, you have to be solid, so our focus is, we’ve got to be solid, we got this one, we’re happy, and let’s move on,” said Coach Ed Huckaby.
Fishburne will host the FMS Tip-Off Challenge Friday and Saturday. The Caissons take on Southern Tech Prep Friday at 6 p.m. and square off with Miller School on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Both are sure to be tough tests for the nationally-ranked PGs, who took control of the game with VMI early and had to weather just one storm, an 11-0 Keydet run late in the first half that briefly cut what had been a 22-point FMS lead in half.
It was 57-34 Fishburne at the half, and an extended 41-10 Caisson scoring spurt in the first 10 minutes of the second half erased what little doubt there may have been about the final outcome.
“They were a little undermanned, but they played hard. They played hard, and they made us play hard,” Huckaby said of the VMI squad, which got a game-high 20 points from Gregory Hempt.
UVa. recruit Teven Jones scored 11 for Fishburne on 4-of-10 shooting from the field before leaving the game early in the second half with stomach cramps.
“I liked what we were able to get from Teven. He was unselfish, distributed the ball, and played good defense,” Huckaby said.
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