Seven Score in Double Figures as Marlins Win 114-86
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Seven Marlins scored in double figures Monday as the Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team defeated The Apprentice School 114-86 in non-conference action.
The 114 points scored by the Marlins is the fourth-most by a Virginia Wesleyan squad in program history, matching a 114-point outburst against St. Mary's (Md.) in 1983. Virginia Wesleyan set the record in 2007 with 128 points in a victory over Emory & Henry.
The Marlins outscored the Builders 58-31 in the first half to take a commanding lead. Virginia Wesleyan shot 42.6% from the field, making 10 three-pointers before intermission. VWU pulled down 28 rebounds in the opening frame, including an impressive 15 caroms on the offensive end.
Apprentice tried to cut into the Marlin lead, cutting the deficit to 18 points on three different occasions in the second half, but could get no closer despite an impressive effort from Romello Anderson. The Builder guard scored 24 points in the second half while pulling down eight rebounds.
The Marlin offense kept up the pace from their first-half onslaught, shooting 42.6% from the field and 43.8% from distance after halftime. Devin Garrett posted nine points and eight rebounds in just 11 minutes of action after the break.
Anderson finished with 37 points and 11 rebounds for Apprentice (0-7). Jalen Ruffin and Drew Walton had 13 and 10 points respectively, while corralling nine caroms each.
Honore led the Marlins with 22 points and seven assists. Garrett and Fisher each posted double-doubles for VWU. Garrett finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds while Fisher tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Virginia Wesleyan (4-0/0-0) hosts Lynchburg College (3-1/0-0) Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the ODAC opener for both teams.