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Builders Oust Stratford 96-87

Builders Oust Stratford 96-87

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Apprentice School men's basketball team had four players score in double-figures as they downed Stratford University 96-87 on Sunday afternoon.


Coming off a tough loss to Bluefield State on Saturday, the teams battled back and forth in the first half before the Builders went on an 8-2 run in the 1:15 to take a six-point lead at the break. Both teams shot over 50% in the first half. Corey Joyner and Marion Moore led the Builders with 14 points apiece. The Builders opened the second half with a 13-5 run to extend their lead to 14, which was the largest of the game. Stratford pulled within seven points but a pair of Drew Walton layups put the Builders ahead with double-digits before cruising the rest of the way for the victory. 


  • Drew Walton led all scorers with 26 points and 15 rebounds, marking his sixth double-double of the season.
  • Marion Moore added 21 points, the fifth time he has reached the 20-point plateau in a game this season.
  • Corey Joyner added 19 points and five assists.
  • Brandon Joyner came off the bench and added 16 points including a pair of three-pointers.
  • The Builders outscored the Cardinals 44-42 in the paint and had a 40-31 advantage on the boards.
  • Collectively, the Builders shot 52% from the field and went to the free-throw line 38 times, converting 25 free shots.


The Builders return to action on Wednesday night as they host Mid-Atlantic Christian at 7 p.m.