FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 61, Bryant & Stratton 58
RECORDS: Apprentice School 15-9, Bryant & Stratton 12-8
LOCATION: Apprentice Athletic Center
ON THE COURT: A three-point play from Cameron Perry with 1:15 left put the Builders ahead to stay on Monday night as they defeated Bryant & Stratton College 61-58 in the final regular season game for the Builders.
The Builders trailed the first 11 minutes of the game and were down as much as 15-10 on a Demonte Burns layup with 9:12 left. Apprentice School cranked up the defense and ran off a 19-1 run over the next 5:16 to take its largest lead at 29-16 on a Johnnie Ferebee jumper with 3:56 left.
In a second half that saw four ties and six lead changes, the Builders used a Ferebee jumper to lead 57-55 with 2:55 left. After a free throw from Carlton Moody trimmed the margin to one, Jamal Curry found Perry on a crossing pass and he hit the layup and free throw to push the margin to 60-56.
The Bobcats cut the margin in half again on a Tommie Flournoy jumper with 25 seconds left, but Perry gave the home folks reason to smile with a free throw seconds later for the 61-58 final score.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE:
- Zack Zastrow was the leading scorer in the game for the Builders with 10 points. That was the second time in the last four games that Zastrow was the leading scorer for the Builders.
- Three Builders nearly joined him in double figures scoring nine points each – Jay Melendez, Ferebee and Curry. Melendez had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots, while Curry had 14 rebounds and four blocked shots.
- Flournoy was the leading scorer in the game pacing Bryant & Stratton (12-8) with 17 points.
NEXT UP – USCAA NATIONALS
The Builders are hoping to be one of eight teams competing in the 2014 USCAA Women's Division I National Championships starting March 5 in Uniontown, PA. Bids and tournament schedule are to be announced tomorrow at 12:30 pm via a web telecast on www.theuscaa.com. Game times will be released by Thursday, Feb. 27.