ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – The Apprentice School men's basketball team had four players score in double figures but suffered an 87-72 setback to North Carolina Wesleyan on Friday night as part of the Roger Taylor Invitational.
ON THE COURT:
The Builders controlled the majority of the first half having a 15-point lead at the break until NC Wesleyan closed the gap to a three-point deficit after the first half. The Buiilders shot 44% and were led by Drew Walton's 10 points. In the first couple minutes of the half, the Battling Bishops broke a 41-41 tie with a pair of free throws and the Builders were unable to regain the lead for the remainder of the game. NC Wesleyan shot 62% from the field and held the Builders to 30% in the final 20 minutes.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE:
- Drew Walton led the Builders with 20 points and six rebounds, which snapped a streak of four consecutive double-doubles.
- Marion Moore added 12 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.
- Sam Morris hit a trio of three-pointers along with his 12 points and Corey Joyner scored 10 points.
- The Builders handled the ball well offensively by only having six turnovers. They forced eight turnovers and scored 11 points off the turnovers.
The Builders will face Southern Virginia on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. to conclude the Roger Taylor Invitational hosted by NC Wesleyan. Southern Virginia enters the game with a 2-4 record after defeating Mid-Atlantic Christian 99-75 in the first game of the Roger Taylor Invitational.