Men's Basketball Closes 2012 With Fisher College Thursday

Men's Basketball Closes 2012 With Fisher College Thursday

The Apprentice School men's basketball team closes out the 2012 portion of its schedule on Thursday with a 5pm matinee tip against Fisher College from Lynn, Mass.

This marks the first-ever meeting in any sport with Fisher College.  The Falcons are making a swing south for a "hometown" game as they have a pair of players from Suffolk's King's Fork High School.

Fisher (5-8) is a NAIA Division II school that has played five games thus far against U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association opposition and sport a 4-1 record.  They've defeated Maine-Machias (82-67), Vermont Tech (74-65), Maine-Fort Kent (72-63), SUNY Canton (71-69) and lost to Maine-Presque Isle (61-59).

 The Falcons are topped in scoring by senior Ryan McCorkle averaging 12.8 ppg and a team-best 7.4rpg.  Following him in scoring is Tyler Shular averaging 11.1 ppg.  As a team they average 67 points per game and hit just over 40% from the field.

Apprentice School returns to action after knocking off USCAA member Barber-Scotia College 75-67 on Sunday in Concord, NC.  Senior Tevin Andrews leads in scoring (19.0 ppg), rebounding (9.0 rpg), steals (31) and 3-pointers made (26).  He broke the 1,400 career point mark on Sunday with his 14 points against Barber-Scotia to sit fourth in the modern-era career scoring list with exactly 1,400 points.

The men will return home on January 2 to host Virginia Wesleyan College in a 6:30 pm tip.  VWC entered this week ranked #1 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 before losing to Salisbury University on Monday night.