TOCCOA FALLS, GA- Florida National University Men’s Basketball team beats Toccoa Falls College on season opener Wednesday night at Toccoa Falls, (GA). The Conquistadors started out strong after going up as much as 15 in the first 10 minutes of the game. With 9 returners and two freshmen dressing for the night, the returners showed they could get done down the stretch. Hirotaka Ohashi showed way he is not your ordinary freshman with 9 points and 10 assists. and finished the game with 101 to 73 on the scoreboard. The conquistadors will now travel to Kentucky to play in the Univeristy of Pikesville UPike Classic on October 25th & 26th this upcoming weekend.
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP:
Final Score: Florida National University 101, Toccoa Falls College 73
Records: Florida National University (1-0), Toccoa Falls College (0-1)
Location: Toccoa Falls College Gym, Toccoa Falls, GA
Florida National University Starters: Jeffrey Hernandez , Jose Benitez, , Kenneth Santos, Thomas Dillon, Matteo Baggio
- Jeffrey Hernandez scored a team high 19 points, and added a team high 7 rebounds.
- Kenneth Santos noted 18 points and 5 rebounds.
- Jose Benitezrecorded 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
- Nico Rojas came off the bench with 11 points and 5 rebounds.
- Hirotaka Ohashi came off the bench with 9 points and 10 assists.
BEYOND THE BOX-SCORE:
- FNU record now is 1-0 on the season season.
- FNU improved its away record to 1-0.
- 5 Florida National players scored double digits.
- Florida National out-rebounded Toccoa Falls in the contest.
Florida National University
- Points: Jeffrey Hernandez (19 points)
- Rebounds: Jeffrey Hernandez (7 rebounds)
- Assists: Hirotaka Ohashi (10 assists)
Coach Thatcher Said ” Coach Thatcher said we will take a win anyway we get it. We started out strong after going up as much as 15 in the first 10 minutes of the game. With 9 returners and two freshmen dressing for the night, the returners showed they could get done down the stretch. Hirotaka Ohashi showed way he is not your ordinary freshman with 9pts and 10assist. The conquistadors will now travel to Kentucky to play in the University of Pikesville on the UPike Classic on October 25th & 26th this upcoming weekend ”.
Florida National University men’s basketball Team will now face University of Pikesville on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 Pm. The game will take place at Pikeville, KY.
Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director
About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.