Builders Hit 5-0 For First Time With 55-42 Win Over York (NY)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA. – For the first time in the modern era of Apprentice School men's basketball, the Builders sport a 5-0 record after rallying in the second half to defeat York College (NY) 55-42 in the opening game of the Mary Washington Tipoff Classic at the Anderson Center.
The Builders jumped out to a 23-5 lead early as a layup from Isaih Harrison put the Builders up with 8:15 left in the half. The lead eventually grew to 31-6 on a Harrison jumper with 5:34 left. York closed the half on a 9-1 run as Du'Quan Lawson hit a pair of free throws for a 32-15 margin with 1:25 left in the half.
In the second half, York turned the tables on the Builders starting with a 22-2 run over the first 11:25 to take a 37-36 advantage on a Shamir Wilkinson jumper with 8:35 left. The Builders responded with 10-2 run ending with a Johnnie Ferebee layup with 2:43 left to lead 46-39.
Lavontae Thomas and Lance Darden chipped in with 10 points apiece, while Harrison was top man with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Builders. Apprentice School will now take on the host Mary Washington Eagles on Saturday to close the classic at 3 pm.