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Builders Take 82-66 Win Over Delaware Valley In Marlin Tip-off

Builders Take 82-66 Win Over Delaware Valley In Marlin Tip-off

FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 82, Delaware Valley 66
EVENT: Marlin Tip-off
LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA
RECORDS: Apprentice School 3-0; Delaware Valley 0-1

IN BRIEF: Senior Tony Walton scored a career-high 18 points coming off the bench to lead four in double figures on Saturday night as the Builders scored an impressive 82-66 win over Delaware Valely College in the opening round of the Marlin Tip-off at Va. Wesleyan College.


  • The Builders never trailed in the contest as Delaware Valley tied it once at 4-all on a layup from Manny Ochenje with 16:43 left.
  • Apprentice School responded with an 11-3 run over the next 4:12 to lead 15-7 on a Jay Melendez layup with 12:31 left in the half.
  • The lead grew to as much as 12 points in the first half as a layup from Melendez with 27 seconds left put the Builders up 39-27 heading into halftime.
  • In the second half, the Builders scored the first four points on jumpers from Lavonte Thomas and Michael Gainey to go up 43-27 with 18:47 left.
  • The Aggies responded 16-6 run over the next 5:22 to trim the lead to 49-43 on a free throw from Jay Donovan with 13:25 remaining.
  • Apprentice School never let the lead get closer and it grew to as much as 23 points on a Melendez 3-pointer with 3:49 left to lead 80-57.


  • Joining Walton in double-figures was Jamal Curry with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Melendez with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Gainey added 10 points and six boards.
  • The Builders hit their first 15 free throws on the game and ended hitting 17-of-21 (81%).  
  • From the field, the Builders were 31-of-65 from the field (47.7%) and was 3-of-7 from 3-point range (42.9%).  
  • THe Aggies were topped by Barry Brockington with 15 points and Jose Ortiz added 11 points.
  • From the field, Delaware Valley hit 22-of-60 from the field (36.7%), 7-of-19 from 3-point range (36.8%) and 15-of-21 from the foul line (71.4%).
  • Apprentice School outrebounded Delaware Valley 49-30.

The Builders will take on the host Virginia Wesleyan College on Sunday at 3 pm for the tournament championship.  The Marlins blasted The College of New Jersey 91-60 in the Saturday nightcap.