Weekend previews for another busy stretch of Apprentice School Athletics
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (2-0)
The Lady Builders have a pair of home games this weekend as they host the annual Great Ships Classic. At 6 pm tonight, Southern Virginia University will face Bennett College and the Lady Builders will see action approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion as they face Penn State Fayette.
On Saturday, Southern Virginia will face Penn State Fayette at 1 pm and the Lady Builders will go approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion when they tangle with Bennett College.
Apprentice School is 2-0 after defeating Penn State Brandywine 71-57 on Sunday afternoon. Southern Virginia enters the event 0-2, while Penn State Fayette is 0-3 and Bennett is 0-1.
MEN'S BASKETBALL (4-0)
The men's team travels to Concord, NC this weekend to participate in the Barber-Scotia College Shootout. They'll take on a pair of USCAA schools in this event.
Saturday afternoon at 4:45 pm, they will tangle with NAIA Division I/USCAA member West Virginia Tech (5-1) in what appears to have the makings of a high-scoring affair. The Golden Bears are averaging 95 points per game and the Builders are coming in averaging 98.
On Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, the Builders will conclude the tournament as they'll face the hosts Barber-Scotia Sabres (0-6).
The Builders return to tournament action on the mats this weekend as they'll travel to the Shorter Open in Rome, Georgia. Many of the top NCWA teams will be participating in the event held on the campus of Shorter University.
In the recent NCWA team and individual rankings released on Tuesday, the Builders are ranked second in the NCWA behind Liberty University.
Individually, seven Builders are ranked in the top ten in their respective weight class. Junior Ian Jones is the lone top-ranked wrestler as he's leading the 285-pound class with his 12-0 record. Sophomore Jacob Michael (125) and junior Dwayne Roes (133) are third in their classes, while sophomore Phillip Porto is fifth at 165 pounds. Sterling Briscoe is sixth at 141 pounds and freshman Patrik Foxworth is eighth at 149 pounds.