Newport News, VA- The Washington Adventist University men's basketball team defeated The Apprentice School Thursday night by a final score of 83-74.
In the first half, the Shock held the advantage shooting 55% (15-27) from the floor while holding the Builders to 30% (12-40) from the floor. The Shock held the advantage in free throw attempts 15-2. At halftime the Shock held a ten point lead 41-31.
In the second half, the Shock shot 51% while the Builders picked up their offense shooting 47%. The Shock still held the advantage in free throw attempts 14-4 for the second half. The Shock controlled the contest from the opening tip never trailing behind. The Shock finished the contest scoring 46 points in the paint in route to 19th win of the season.
The Shock had four players reach double figures. Brian Bridgeforth led the way finishing with 22 points and 13 rebounds on 7-11 shooting from the floor. Tyrus Fleetwood finished the contest with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Elliott Meredith dropped 18 points on 9-12 shooting from the floor. Juwuan Wilson chipped in with 11 points.
With the win the Shock improve to 19-5 on the season and continue to mark their place in the history books. The Shock are currently ranked #14 in the National Coaches Poll the highest ranking in school history.
The Shock will return to action when they host the Apprentice School Feb. 12. The contest will also serve as senior night for the core four (Tyrus Fleetwood, Eric Lindsey, Elliott Meredith, and Brian Bridgeforth) tip-off is set for 4 pm.