The FTCC Trojans Men’s Basketball team went to Kinston to collect another conference win, 103-90, over the Lenoir CC Lancers. The offense was on display by both teams who hit for a combined 23 3’s in the game. The Trojans come out on top in a real shootout.
As has been the pattern in the last few games, Jabari Bowman got the Trojans going a couple early long range shots, but this time he had help. Tristen Rodriguez hit a pair right behind Bowman, and then the two went on a tear scoring 22 pt. in just 3 minutes. Rodriguez hit six 3’s in the half and seven for the game, setting an FTCC record. As a team, the Trojans had 10 in the first half and 15 for the game. Nick Kuhns had 12 pts. and Jonathan Adams had 7 pts. as the guards handled the scoring load in the half. Kurtlin Moore hit two 3’s to show the ability of the Lancers and led the team with 10 pts. in the half. Eric Agee also hit from outside and finished with 9 pts. at the break. The Trojans led 60-45 to close the first half barrage.
The second half started much slower for the Trojans and Lancer’s Michael Satterfield, Moore and Agee started a comeback. They were able to close the game to just a point, 70-71 before the Trojans got going and Kuhns led the team with 12, all after the Lancers closed the gap. Austin Edwards was solid inside getting to the line and creating foul trouble. His 6 pts. were a big boost. CJ Miller worked hard for his 7 pts., as well, before he fouled out with 3 minutes to play. The Trojans shot 17 of their 23 free throws in the second half, making 12 of them. They were able to close out the Lancer rush and finish the game, 103-90, to go to 3-2 in the conference and 6-3 overall. Lenoir drops to 0-5 and 2-8 overall.
The Trojans are in the middle of the standings right now with their sights set on the conference leaders, Richard Bland, next week. This is what they have been preparing for. Their shooting tonight shows they can pour it on when they need to.
FTCC 60 53 103
LCC 45 45 90
FTCC Haymer, 1, Adams, 14, Kuhns, 23, Bowman, 19, Rodriguez, 22, McDonald, 4, Rogers, 2, Stover, 5, Miller, 7, Edwards, 6, Guthrie, 0, Chavis, Mateen, Boggs, DNP
3 Pt. 15, Rodriguez, 7, Bowman, 4, Adams, 2, Kuhns, 1, Stover, 1
Fouls 17, Haymer, 3, Adams, 1, Kuhns, 2, Bowman, 2, Rogers, 2, Stover, 1, Miller, 5, Edwards,1
LCC White, 19, Agee, 15, Satterfield, 11, Rhem, 12, Moore, 17, Young, 4, Brannock, 11, Joyner, 1
3 Pt. 8, Moore, 3, Satterfield, 2, White, 1, Agee, 1, Brannock,1
Fouls 18, White, 4, Agee, 2, Satterfield, 4, Rhem, 3, Moore, 1, Brannock, 3, Joyner, 1