FMS PGs win in first game without UVa. recruit
After a 30-day holiday layoff, Fishburne Military School’s postgraduate basketball team returned to action on Wednesday night at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista and returned to Waynesboro with a 21-point win over the Knights JV squad.
The Caissons accomplished the 84-63 victory without the help of starting point guard and team captain Teven Jones. The North Carolina native will be enrolling into the University of Virginia for the spring semester to help out the 16th-ranked Cavaliers, who are down to nine scholarship players.
UIC commit Matt Gorski led the Caissons with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Four other Fishburne players scored in double figures. Spencer Parker (Bowling Green) and Jackson Trapp (Winthrop) tied for the game high with 16 points each. Khalil Alford (Rider) and Karl Zieglar both added 11 points. Point guard Cortell Busby (IUPUI) was only credited with three assists for the night but distributed the ball well against SVU’s defense.
“I am very pleased with the effort we put forth tonight, and I am glad to have a game under our belt. We were very rusty after the break and needed to get back on the court,” Coach Ed Huckaby Jr. said following the game.
“We still have to work on our team defense and our transition but it is improving.
Fishburne’s PG team is now 13-4 and will travel to Hampton Roads on Saturday to face Stillwater Prep (N.C.) in the Boo Williams Shootout.