FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS THE 6TH ANNUAL BEACH BASH INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

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This past weekend, the Conquistadors of Florida National University Men’s Basketball team celebrated another team-win in the 6TH ANNUAL BEACH BASH INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT in Hialeah, FL.

Game 1- The Conquistadors faced in the first game of the Tournament Paul Smith College and left the court with an outstanding result of 117-67

GAME STATS:

  • FNU shot 47.7% from the field on 41-of-86 shooting overall but was hot from the field in the Second half, hitting 61.7%.
  • FNU shot 39.1% from downtown on 18-of-46 shooting.
  • Paul Smith College hit 45.8% of its shots from the paint and 47.8% from the long range.
  • Applying the pressure on the defensive side, the Conquistadors forced 24 turnovers and recorded 16 steals.
  • Thomas Dillion scored a team high 22 points, and added a team high 10 Rebounds, and two steals.
  • Kenneth Santos noted 15 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assists, going 6-of-15 from the field and 3-for-9 from Downtown. Jaquan Robertson also scored 15 points and he got 5 rebounds.
  • Jeffrey Hernandez came off the bench with 16 points, shooting 5-of-11 from the field, 2-for-8 from Downtown and got 5 rebounds.

Highlights! 🏀🔥 Player: Jeffrey Hernandez Number: 23 Classification: FR Game: Florida National University x Paul Smith College #FNU #GoConquistadors

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Game 2- The second round matchup was against North American University, and the Conquistadors beats the Stallions 113-65

FNU 61 x 23 North American University

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GAME STATS:

  • FNU shot 57.1% from the field on 48-of-84 shooting overall but was hot from the field in the Second half, hitting 59.7%.
  • FNU shot 40.7% from downtown on 11-of-27 shooting.
  • North American University (TX) hit 33.8% of its shots from the paint and 30% from the long range.
  • Applying the pressure on the defensive side, the Conquistadors forced 14 turnovers and recorded 8 steals.
  • Kenneth Santos scored a team high 21 points, and added 11 assists, and two steals.
  • Terrell Rogers noted 17 points, 1 rebound and 3 assists, going 80 percent from the paint with 8-of-10 from the field.
  • Thomas Dillionl ed the Conquistadors on the boards with 12 rebounds and he also scored 17 points and recorded one assist.
  • Jeffrey Hernandez came off the bench with incredible 20  points, shooting 8-of-12 from the field, 2-for-6 from Downtown and got 3 rebounds.

FNU 113 x 65 North American University

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Game 3- The third and last game of the tournament, FNU faced Trinity Baptist College on the championship game with both teams stepping in the court with the record 2-0 in the Beach bash Invitational, and the Conquistadors beats the Eagles 77-57.

FNU X TBC

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GAME STATS:

  • FNU shot 50.5% from the field on 29-of-58 shooting overall but was hot from the field in the Second half, hitting 56.3%.
  • FNU shot 29.2% from downtown on 7-of-24 shooting.
  • Trinity Baptist College hit 42.9% of its shots from the paint and 25.3% from the long range.
  • Applying the pressure on the defensive side, the Conquistadors forced 16 turnovers and recorded 10 steals.
  • Kenneth Santos scored a team high 21 points, and added 5 Rebounds, and 4 steals.
  • Antonio Sims noted 14 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assists, going on 6-of-7 from the field.
  • Thomas Dillion led the Conquistadors on the boards with 8 rebounds and he also scored 9 points and recorded 2 assists.
  • Jose Benitez noted 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, going on 4-of-7 from the field.
  • Matteo BaggioScored 8 important points on 6-of-7 from the field and played 25 minutes.
  • Jeffrey Hernandez came off the bench with incredible 20  points, shooting 8-of-12 from the field, 2-for-6 from Downtown and got 3 rebounds.

FNU Player Kenneth Santos Was named the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while Thomas Dillion was named all-tournament team.

Kenneth Santos Recorded 57 points, 19 rebounds and 7 steals in 3 games at the tournament. He average 19 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.33 steals in the tournament.

Thomas Dillion Recorded 48 points and incredible 30 rebounds in the last 3 games.       

Chandler Rivers and Steven Branch from Trinity Baptist College named All-Tournament team.

Up Next
The Conquistadors will face Florida Memorial University on Wednesday January 16th, at Florida Memorial University with a tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

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Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director

 

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