FMS PGs lose thriller
With UVa. head coach Tony Bennett watching, top recruit Teven Jones tried to lead a Fishburne comeback against rival Massanutten Military Academy, but the rally came up short as the Colonels held on for a 101-95 win Saturday night.
Jones had 19 of his 22 points in the second half against a possible future Virginia teammate. MMA point guard Corban Collins has become a subject of interest on the University of Virginia recruiting radar, and if there is interest by Bennett and his staff in Collins, that interest would have only been stoked after the 6’3″, 190-pounder threw down 37 points, including the biggest points of the game at the 4:05 mark on a three-point play that broke an 82-82 tie.
A Terry Brutus stickback at the 3:34 mark made it 87-82 MMA, and it was 89-86 Massanutten with 2:30 to go when Jones missed the front end of a one-and-one. Another Brutus post bucket made it 91-86 MMA, and Jones missed two free throws after being fouled on a drive in the lane.
Collins made one of two free throws to extend the lead to 92-86, and Brutus scored on a stickback after rebounding the missed second free throw and was fouled. The three-point play made it 95-86 Massanutten with 41 seconds to go, and Fishburne never got closer than five after that.
Spencer Parker (a Bowling Green signee) had 20 points and Mo Camera (a Winston-Salem State signee) added 16 points for Fishburne, which falls to 10-3 on the season with the loss.