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Conquistadors’ storm back to defeat Wildcats
The Conquistadors played Johnson &Wales for the second time in as many weeks and the game turned out to be a classic. Still recovering from a beat down from the Wildcats in an earlier match up that saw Johnson &Wales hang 104 points on the team, the Conquistadors wanted nothing but to get some revenge on the Wildcats. At the start of the game, the Wildcats used the same formula they used in the first matchup to get out to a fast start. They used precision passing and great outside shooting to take an early lead on the Conquistadors. Jumaoke Smith started the game on fire, hitting jumpers from all over the court. The Conquistadors had no answer for the Miami native. He scored 12 of the Wildcats first 18 points to give them an early 8 point advantage. Barry transfer, Alvaro Simoza would keep the Conquistadors within striking distance by posting an astonishing double- double in just his first 8 minutes off the bench. He finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. He would not return to the game in the second half due to injury. The Conquistador offense would go cold and the Wildcats took advantage by hitting open jump shots to push their halftime lead to 13. At the beginning of the second half, the Wildcats took control of the game increasing their lead to 24 points. Senior forward Ralph Nin Jr. was effective in the paint hitting several medium range jump shots against the taller Conquistadors. He finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. After moving senior shooting guard Regan O’ Rourke to the point guard position, the Conquistadors would began their rally. The senior accounted for 13 points, 7 assist and 3 steals to help jump start a furious rally. Junior forward John Hogan hit 2 huge three pointers in a run that saw the Conquistadors out score the Wildcats 18-4. Seniors Marcus Morrison and Yves Goedschalk aided in the comeback, Morrison provided 11 points, 2 rebounds and 3 blocks. Goedschalk chipped in with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assist and 4 blocks. The final score was 83-80 in overtime.
The Conquistadors will be back in action Friday against Johnson University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM. They will take on Sun Conference, and NAIA power Keiser University Sunday at 4:00 PM at Bucky Dent Gymnasium.
Quantavis Hall 13 points, 2 assist, 2 rebounds
Kevin Johnson 13 points, 19 rebounds, 2 blocks
Conquistadors lose exhibition game at Savannah State
Florida National University 69
Savannah State 87
It was De JA Vu all over again as the Conquistadors came out flying against Division 1 Savannah State on Friday. The Conquistadors got off to a 19-11 lead on a lay-up by Quantavis Hall. The Conquistadors would battle back and forth in the first half with the Tigers trading baskets. John Hogan came out firing from 3 point range hitting 4-8 in the game. He finished with 12 points 2 rebounds and 1 block. Regan O’Rourke led the Conquistadors in scoring with 14 points 6 rebounds and 8 assist. After an early season shooting slump, O’Rourke connected on 4-9 3 pointers. Savannah State was led by Christopher Martin who had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steals. The Conquistadors played well in a hostile environment as the Tigers were playing their opening game of the season. The experience of playing a Division 1 team on the road was a valuable one for the Conquistadors who hope to get back to the USCAA National Tournament in Uniontown Pennsylvania. Savannah State won the game 87-69. The Conquistadors will take their 2-2 record into Mondays match-up with Johnson and Wales. Johnson and Wales won an earlier match-up with the Conquistadors 104-75 at their place. Tomorrow’s game will be played on the Conquistadors home court at Bucky Dent Gymnasium. Tip-Off is set for 7:00 PM.
Quantavis Hall 13 points 2 rebounds 4 assist
Yves Goedschalk 11 points 2 rebounds 2 blocks 1 steal
Marcus Morrison 9 points 6 rebounds 2 blocks 1 steal
Kevin Johnson 2 points 6 rebounds 1 block
Conquistadors Rout Gyrenes in Home Opener
After spending the first week of the season on the road taking on top NAIA Sun Conference teams, the Conquistadors got a chance to play a home game against yet another Sun Conference opponent, Ave Maria. In what started as a back and forth battle between two teams desperate for a win, the Conquistadors were able to distance themselves from the Gyrenes by going on a 15-2 run midway through the first half to take a 47-22 halftime lead. Marcus Morrison dominated the Gyrenes scoring 14 points grabbing 11 rebounds and adding 7 blocks. Fellow post player Alvaro Simoza came off the bench to over -power the smaller Gyrenes. He finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Brandon Dean keep the Gyrenes close early hitting 3-5 three pointers. He finished with 22 points. Martez Harris was the only other Gyrene to finish in double digit scoring. He had 10 points and 2 assist on the game. The Conquistadors won the game 83-59. They evened their record to 2-2 on the young season. The Conquistadors will take a break from the NAIA Sun Conference. They will travel to Savannah to take on NCAA D1 Savannah State University, Friday November 13 at 8:00 PM.
Regan O’ Rourke 14 points 2 assist
Quantavis Hall 6 points 1 assist 3 rebounds
LaQoun Kirce 6 points 1 assist 2 rebounds
Kevin Johnson 6 points 5 rebounds 1 steal
FNU Volleyball Signs Latest Lady Conquistador
On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Florida National University (FNU) Conquistadors Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Carlos Huaroto-Luque signed Raquel Murillo. She will be playing in the 2016 Season. She is from Miami, FL/Mexico. Raquel played for St. Brendan High School and is currently attending Miami Dade College.
In high school, she averaged 5 blocks per game, 6 kills per game, and 3 digs per game as a middle blocker and right side hitter. She also played for Tribe Volleyball Club her senior season. “I think Raquel’s high school and club experience will bring an added level of competitiveness to our growing program,” said Coach Luque.
Currently, FNU competes in the following sports: men’s basketball, men’s junior varsity basketball, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
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Men’s Basketball Update
Johnson & Wales 11/5/2015
After an impressive win on opening night of the 2015-16 season, the Conquistadors have fallen on hard times in the last two contests. On Thursday, the Conquistadors played their second NAIA Sun Conference team of the season traveling to Johnson &Wales. After the opening 5 minutes of exchanging baskets, the game got out of hand due largely impart to the hot shooting from the three point line by the Wildcats. Johnson & Wales hit 18 -33 three pointers to doom a struggling Conquistador defense. Frank Bennett scored 24 points connecting on 6-9 from behind the arch. Jonathan Lafontant was just as deadly hitting 4-5 on threes finishing with 17 points. Jumaoke Smith and Ricardo Suarez would both finish with double figures in scoring, netting 14 and 12 points respectively. The Conquistadors were led by Marcus Morrison who scored 15 points and added 7 rebounds. Yves Goedschalk contributed 14 points 4 rebounds and 1 block. Johnson & Wales won the game 104-75.
John Hogan 10 points 3 rebounds
Erich Allen 10 points 9 rebounds
Quantavis Hall 8 points 2 assist
St. Thomas 11/7/2015
On Saturday the Conquistadors would take on their third Sun Conference team in a week taking on the #16 ranked NAIA and Sun Conference favorite, St. Thomas University. The Conquistadors got off to a flying start taking a 25-14 lead early in the opening 5 minutes of the game. Regan O’ Rourke started the scoring with a three pointer from the corner and Quantavis hall added a lay-up to get the scoring started. The Bobcats would settle down and start to chip away. They turned their defense up by pushing the Conquistadors away from the basket and denying passing lanes. Raheem Bowman would add a lay-up and dunk and Armand Shoon would hit 2 three pointers to get the bobcats back in the game. In the last 8 minutes of the first half, the Bobcats stifling defense prevented the Conquistadors from getting anything going on offense. The half ended with the Bobcats holding on to a 33-32 lead. In the second half it was the Michael Walker show. The California native scored 36 second half points, connecting on 7 three pointers in the half all from the top of the key in isolation plays. Despite the game being out of hand, the fans implored Michael to keep shooting which he did hitting everything he shot, The crowd went crazy as he crossed over several Conquistador defenders only to pull up and drain three pointers, He finished with 42 points, 4 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. The Bobcats would defeat the Conquistadors 92-61. The next game for the Conquistadors will be Tuesday, November 10. The Conquistadors will finally be at home against their 4 straight Sun Conference opponent, Ave Maria. The game will be at Bucky Dent Gymnasium at 7:00 PM. Come out and support your Conquistadors. The Conquistadors are 1-2 on the season.
Quantavis Hall 10 points 3 assist
Regan O’Rourke 11 points 2 assist
Erich Allen 11 points 8 rebounds
Yves Goedschalk 8 points 4 rebounds 2 blocks
Terric Harris 8 points 5 rebounds
Conquistadors Open with Dominate Road Performance
Winning on the road is always a tough task, yet last night the Conquistadors made it look easy by dominating Webber, 102-68. The game was never in doubt as the Conquistadors put up 60 first half points to take a 20 point halftime lead, 60-40. Junior point guard Quantavis Hall set the tone scoring 15 first half points slashing to the basket for lay-ups and converting 4-4 from the free throw line. He finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Newcomer, Marcus Morrison was unstoppable. He shot 11-14 from the field and 7-9 from the free throw line, totally 29 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal. Webber had no answers for him. Newcomers Alvaro Simoza and JoaQuan Whitley added scoring punch off the bench. Simoza, a University of Barry transfer contributed a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Whitley provided timely outside shooting hitting 5-8 from three point range, finishing with 15 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. It was a great overall team effort by the Conquistadors. They will be back in action Thursday at Johnson and Wales. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
CONQUISTADORS CRUISE WITH A 10-0 BLOWOUT WIN OVER SUNS
With the regular season coming to an end, the Conquistador Men’s soccer team find themselves on the proverbial bubble for receiving a bid to the USCAA National Soccer tournament. The team has played a tough schedule, but only has four wins and 6 ties to show for it. Saturday afternoon the game was never in doubt as the Conquistadors dominated the Suns 10-0. Sophomore Renan Leite scores the first hat trick in Florida National University history scoring three goals to lead the onslaught. Daniel Villa and Joao Oliveira scored 2 goals and Leonardo Rodrigues, Marc Fernandez and Ivan Barriga scored one goal respectively. The team played stout defense lead by Carlos Quezada who recorded 5 saves. They improved their record to 4-4-6. The Conquistadors will be back in action Tuesday September 29 against Trinity Baptist in Jacksonville Florida.
Lady Conquistadors pick up two wins in Mt. Vernon Georgia
After a slow start to the season the Lady Conquistador volleyball team has rebounded nicely by taking two out of three games in the Brewton Parker Volleyball Classic in Mt. Vernon Georgia. In the first game, the Lady Conquistadors were defeated by NCAA D2 and defending SIAC champion, Claflin College. After taking the first match 25-22, they came up short in the second match 19-25 and lost the tie-breaker match 15-12.
Team Stats versus Claflin:
Jessy Marquez 1 kill 1 dig
Melanie Torres 1 kill, 1 dig, 1 assist, 1 block
Jazmin Molina 1 kill, 21 digs, 2 assist
Kathrine Vasquez 5 kills, 1 ace, 27 digs, 1 assist
Annette Dominguez 1 ace, 2 assist
Angelica Mujica 1 kill, 5 aces, 5 digs, 9 assist
Brianne Ballow 4 kills, 15 digs, 2 blocks
Andrea Morales 2 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs
On day 2 of the Classic, the Lady Conquistadors won their first game of the season by defeating Georgia Northwestern Tech 2-0, 25-20, 25-13.
Team Stats versus Georgia Northwestern Tech:
Jessy Marquez 1 assist 2 digs
Melanie Torres 3 kills, 6 assist, 3 digs
Katherine Vasquez 2 kills, 10 assist, 4 aces, 3 digs
Angelica Mujica 4 kills, 10 assist, 11 aces, 4 digs,
Brianne Ballow 5 kills, 11 assist, 4 digs 2 blocks
Andrea Morales 2 kills, 5 assist, 1 dig
Jazmin Molina 1 kills, 3 assist, 4 digs
In the second game of the day, the Lady Conquistadors defeated host, Brewton Parker 2-1, 15-25, 25-19, 15-6. “I am very pleased with our effort, we are really growing as a team”, said Head Coach Carlos Huaroto-Luque. As the Lady Conquistadors build depth and add talent, they depend a lot on overall team effort. “We depend a lot on the leadership and talent of our two upperclassmen, Katherine Vasquez and Brianna Ballow, but in order for us to win, we must have contributions from everyone and we got that this weekend. I am pleased with the growth of our young players”, said Coach Carlos.
Team stats versus Brewton Parker:
Jessy Marquez: 1 kill, 3 assist, 2 digs
Melanie Torres 4 kills, 13 assist, 3 aces, 5 digs
Katherine Vasquez 6 kills, 18 assist, 11 aces, 10 digs
Angelica Mujica 2 kills, 8 assist, 11 aces, 6 digs
Brianne Ballow 4 kills, 20 assist, 9 digs, 2 blocks
Andrea Morales 3 assist, 1 dig
Jazmin Molina 5 assist, 6 digs
The Lady Conquistadors improve their record to 2-3. The next game will be played against Hillsborough Community College on August 25 in Tampa. The game is scheduled to start at 7pm.
Historical Weekend for Florida National Athletics
History was made this weekend as two teams made their athletic debuts. The Women’s volleyball team, under the direction of Carlos Huaroto-Luque played in a tri-match at Ave Maria University on Saturday. The Men’s soccer team, led by Joao Garcia, got their season started Sunday against Florida Memorial University.
In the volleyball game the Lady Conquistadors had a tall task in the first match going against perineal NAIA D1 power, College of Coastal Georgia. The talented and experienced Mariners were too much for the Lady Conquistadors sweeping the match 3-0, 25-12, 25-14, 25-10. Regan Coughlin and Kyra White led the Mariners with 13 kills respectively. Jennifer Johnson chipped in with 6 digs. After a nervous start, the Lady Conquistadors put up a valiant effort by challenging the Mariners on several key points and winning some points. Katherine Vasquez and Brianne Ballow contributed 11 kills, 6 and 5 respectively. Freshman Jazmin Molina made her college debut with 12 digs. “I felt like we were a little nervous to start the game, but we eventually settled down and competed against a very good team”, said Florida National Head Coach, Carlos Huaroto-Luque.
In the second match, the Lady Conquistadors faced an upstart Ave Maria team. Depth and a huge front line proved to be too much for the smaller Lady Conquistadors as the Lady Gyrenes handed the Lady Conquistadors their second loss of the season, 3-0 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Ave Maria served well and Lexy Smith contributed 12 kills. Hannah Wurster added 8 kills. Monique Rivers contributed 18 digs for the Lady Gyrenes. The Lady Conquistadors were led by Brianne Ballow’s 7 kills. Katherine Vasquez and Angelica Mujica had 4 kills apiece. Freshman Jazmin Molina led the team in digs with 6.
The Lady Conquistadors will be back in action Aug, 21-23 competing in a tournament in Mt. Vernon Ga against Brewton Parker College, Claflin University and Georgia Northwestern University.
It was the dawn of a new era as the Conquistador men’s soccer team outlasted the Lions from Florida Memorial 1-0. In a very physical game that saw several free kicks and a red card, the Conquistadors played suffocating defense to stymie any scoring chance the Lions presented. Carlos Quezada, who was celebrating a birthday, was a brick wall at the goal. He turned back several Florida Memorial shots and frustrated the Lions all game long. The Conquistadors failed to cash in several scoring opportunities early. At the 28 minute mark, Junior Leonardo Rodrigues scored the only goal of the game by racing past a Florida Memorial player on an aggressive move and kicking the ball through the net. “It was a great overall team effort, I was glad to see the fans show up and support us,” said Head Men’s soccer coach Joao Garcia. The Conquistadors will be back in action Wednesday August 19 at 6 pm against Keiser University in West Palm Beach Fl.
Conquistadors hold try-outs for Men’s and Women’s soccer teams
The Conquistadors are gearing up for an exciting year in athletics. In a few months, Florida National University will play their first competitive men’s and women’s soccer games. This past week the Conquistadors held a try-out for anyone interested in playing soccer. The turnout was amazing as almost 50 young men and women took part in drills and played in games. Coach Joao was please at the turnout. “It was exciting to see so many local kids competing to be a part of the first ever Conquistador soccer team.” The Conquistadors will have their hands full this year as they will play one of the toughest schedules in the state of Florida. Coach Joao is optimistic about the possibility of the programs competing in year one. “We are building our programs with a solid foundation of student athletes who work hard on the field and excel in the classroom. The soccer season kicks off for the men on August 15 against Clearwater Christian College at 7:30 and the women take the field August 17 at 4pm against Florida Memorial University at Goodlet Park in Hialeah, Florida.
All soccer home games will be played at Goodlet Park. The address is 4200 West 8th Avenue Hialeah, FL.33012.
Conquistadors sign two players to Volleyball scholarships
The Conquistadors will play its inaugural women’s volleyball season in the fall and Coach James Exley has added two players who will be the foundation of the program. Local players, Melanie Torres and Annette Dominguez, both Hialeah Gardens High School graduates, are the first of many young ladies who will sign on the dotted lines to play women’s volleyball for the Conquistadors. Melanie will play outside hitter, but according to Head Coach James Exley, she is versatile and can play many positions if needed. Annette will play right side and is considered to be a defensive specialist. “I love her never quit attitude- she gives us a chance to win every point,” said Head Volleyball Coach, James Exley. The Conquistadors will take the floor for its first match Saturday, August 15, in a Tri-Match at Ave Maria, Florida, against Ave Maria University and College of Coastal Georgia.
Conquistadors Putting Together a Very Talented Recruiting Class
Monday, May 11,2015
One week after signing Barry transfer center Alvaro Simoza, the Conquistadors remained hot on the recruiting trail by adding 7 talented players. “This recruiting class is a combination of size, speed and versatility,” said Recruiting Coordinator, James “JJ” Thatcher. The Men’s basketball program made it to the USCAA National Tournament in only its second year of competition, but failed to win the championship. “As a coaching staff, we have identified some of our weaknesses and needs and we feel this class has addressed those needs and made us a better team and one capable of winning it all next year,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Scott Schmidt.
2015 Recruiting Class
LaQuon is a 5’10” point guard from Jacksonville, Florida. He transferred from State College of Florida a NJCAA D1 junior college in Bradenton, Florida. LaQuon’s former coach, Elliot Washington, speaks highly of his former player. He says that LaQuon has a high IQ and knows how to run a team. “He is one of the top point guards in the state of Florida,” said State College of Florida Head Coach, Elliot Washington. LaQuon’s combination of speed and the ability to shoot the long range shot makes him a perfect fit for the Conquistadors style of play. “He sees the floor so well,” said Florida National Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Scott Schmidt. LaQuon will be a perfect fit to the FNU basketball family.
Erich is a 6’7” forward from Jacksonville FL. He is transferring from one of the best NAIA D1 programs in the country, Dalton State College. Erich’s size and ability to step away from the basket to hit open shots make him a nightmare for traditional post players to guard. “Adding a player with as much versatility as Erich is a huge plus for us,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Scott Schmidt. Erich is also a good student of the game. He brings a very high basketball IQ to the Conquistadors team.
Aaron is a 6’4” guard/forward from Jacksonville, FL. He is transferring from Waldorf College in Iowa. Aaron will provide depth at the shooting guard position. He is explosive when he attacks the rim and he is an excellent outside shooter. With his athleticism, Aaron has the ability to be a lock down defender. Aaron is excellent at using screens and setting his defender up. He brings a high level of experience and competitiveness that is second to none. He will be a welcome addition to the Conquistador family.
Jamal Walker is a 6’0” combo guard from the Bahamas. He is transferring to Florida National University from Otero College in Colorado. He also played a year of basketball at D1 Western Illinois. Jamal is the prototypical Florida National guard, athletic and has the ability to shoot the ball. Jamal adds a very high level basketball IQ. As a point guard, Jamal has the ability to get his teammates involved in the game. His on court leadership will be a major bonus for the Conquistadors.
Mark is a 6’6” forward from Budapest Hungary. He is transferring to Florida National University from Indian River State College. Mark is a blue collar role player who loves to defend and rebound. He is an athletic forward who loves to run the floor. Mark is an excellent student. He has a 4.0 GPA. “Having a guy like Mark on your team who is the perfect example of a student athlete, is awesome for our program,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Scott Schmidt.
Adriel is a 6’3” shooting guard from Miami, FL. Adriel is transferring to Florida National University from Williston State College in North Dakota. Adriel brings a winning pedigree to the Conquistadors. He won a state title at Miami High School. Adriel has unlimited range. He is a high percentage shooter who knows how to set up defenders. Adriel is always in the gym working to get better. His work ethic is infectious. Adriel will be looked upon to come in games and add instance offense. “It’s always good to add local players to your team, but Adriel is a steal for us because of his ability to score the basketball,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Scott Schmidt.
JoaQuan Whitley is a 6’6” small forward from Jacksonville, FL. He is transferring to Florida National University from Southwest Christian College in Texas. JoaQuan has off the chart athletic ability which allows him to be able to defend guards as well as post players. JoaQuan has a high motor and loves to run the floor. Whitley’s 6’9” wing span is a nightmare for opposing teams. He can shoot over smaller defenders and post up slower defenders in the paint. JoaQuan will be looked upon to bring energy and instant offense when he is in the game.
FNU Conquistadors’ Record Breaking Season Comes to an End
Wednesday, March 4 – 8, 2015, USCAA Championships
The basketball season came to an end this past week in Uniontown, PA. The Florida National University’s Men’s Basketball team defeated Iowa Wesleyan 96-79 in the consolation bracket of the USCAA National Tournament. The team received a bid to play in the national tournament after putting together a record breaking season in just its second year of competition. The Conquistadors finished the season with a 20-11 record. In the opening round of the tournament, the team lost to Concordia College Alabama 99-93 which ended its dream of winning a national championship (at least until next season).
Despite not winning a championship trophy, the Conquistadors walked away with several awards and accolades. The Conquistadors had arguably the best back court in the USCAA, led by Junior Regan O’ Rourke and Sophomore Quantavis Hall. Regan O’ Rourke was named 1st team All-USCAA. He led the nation in 3 pointers made, hitting 94-217. He led the nation in assist with 143. Quantavis Hall was named 2nd team All-USCAA. He registered the first triple-double in conquistador history by recording 15 rebounds, 10 assist and 11 points against The College of Bahamas. Quantavis was 4th in the USCAA in assist with 126, 3rd in free throws made with 151-178 and 4th in FT percentage shooting 84.8 percent. Hall became the first player in Conquistador history to score 1000 or more points in two season, scoring a total of 1033 points. The Conquistadors thrived in the classroom as well. Aldor Kola and Yves Goedschalk were named to the USCAA ALL Academic team. This team is comprised of students who maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
With all five starters expected to return along with a great recruiting class coming in, the Conquistadors will enter next season with championship aspirations.
• Team averaged 95 ppg
• Regan O’ Rourke 11-22 from 3 point range, avg. 23 ppg
• Quantavis Hall avg. 28 ppg
Battle Against Cancer Classic Recap
The Florida National University Men’s Basketball team wrapped up its home schedule by going undefeated in the Battle Against Cancer FNU Showcase, sweeping the University of Virgin Island and the College of the Bahamas this past week. The Conquistadors finished with a home record of 12-2 and have won five games in a row as they prepare to battle Trinity Baptist on Saturday, February 21st in Jacksonville, Florida while anxiously awaiting the USCAA selection show which will announce what seed and opponent they will get in the USCAA National Tournament. This has been a record setting season for the Conquistadors in many ways. In their second year of competition and with 10 wins in their inaugural season, the Conquistadors have improved their record by 8 games with a chance to improve to 19-10 with a victory over Trinity Baptist Saturday.
Wednesday, February 11
College of Bahamas 74
Thursday, February 12
University of Virgin Island 91
College of Bahamas 82
Friday, February 13
United States Virgin Island 73
Saturday, February 14
College of Bahamas 57
Sunday, February 15
United States Virgin Island 79
Quantavis Hall Avg. 16 points 5 rebounds, 6 assist, 1 steal Avg. per game
Posted the first triple-double in Conquistador basketball history with 11 points 15 rebounds and 10 assist against the College of Bahamas
As a sophomore, has scored 968 points and is 32 points away from scoring his 1000th point
Regan O’ Rourke Avg. 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assist per game
Yves Goedschalk Avg. 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 2 steals and 1 block per game
Terric Harris Avg. 11 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist per game
Jarvis Davis Avg. 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal and 1 block per game
Aldor Kola Avg. 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal per game
Quantavis Hall *MVP Florida National University
Regan O’ Rourke Florida National University
Yves Goedschalk Florida National University
Justin Smith College of Bahamas Avg. 18 ppg
John Haywood University of Virgin Island 13 ppg
Battle Against Cancer Classic Day 1
Second Half Run Propels Conquistadors
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 —Florida National 107 College of the Bahamas 74
In Day 1 of The Battle against Cancer Classic, a competitive first half by the Caribs got the attention of the Conquistadors who eventually pulled away in the second half to win the game 107-74. In the first half, the Caribs attacked the rim to convert on several lay-up opportunities and put the Conquistadors in serious foul trouble. Justin Smith scored 18 points, 14 in the first half to keep the Caribs in the game, only trailing 45-40 at halftime. Rueben Goodman and Justin Monroe also provided double digit scoring, contributing 15 and 11 points respectively.
In the second half it was all Conquistadors as they outscored the Caribs 62-34, putting the game away early in the second half with a 15-4 run. The Conquistadors had five players in double figures led by Regan O’ Rourke who scored 18 points, had 5 rebounds and 3 assist. Terric Harris had 17 points and 6 rebounds and Quantavis Hall would chip in 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assist. Yves Goedschalk and Tonny Uribe would add 12 points each.
In Day 2 of the Classic, the College of the Bahamas will take on the University of The Virgin Island at 7 pm at Bucky Dent Gymnasium. The Conquistadors will be back in action Friday against the University of the Virgin Island. Game time is 7 pm.