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.