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FTCC men open 2017 with loss
The tailspin continued for the Fayetteville Tech men’s basketball team despite flipping the calendar to 2017. The Trojans fell for the ninth straight time on Wednesday, losing 93-80 to Central Carolina Community College. The game was played at Reid Ross Classical High School, FTCC’s home court.
Jamal Shuford and Tre’Von Watson led Central Carolina with 23 and 20 points respectively.
Tristan Rodriguez had a huge game for Fayetteville Tech with 31 points that included five 3-point baskets.
Also in double figures for the Trojans were Cameron Grigsby with 16 and Kei’juan Major with 14.
FTCC, now 4-12, is at Richard Bland Community College on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Central Carolina 93, FTCC 80
Score by halves not available
CENTRAL CAROLINA – Tre’Von Watson 20, Jamal Shuford 23, Aaron Meredith 15, Monroe 2, Avion Jordan 16, Jared Gunter 18.
FTCC – Lewis 8, Kei’juan Major 14, Johnson, Tristan Rodriguez 31, Chavis, Lowery 8, Cameron Grigsby 16, Henderson 3.
Fouled out: Central Carolina – Gunter.
3-point goals: Central Carolina – Watson 3, Shuford 3, Jordan 3. FTCC – Rodriguez 5, Major 2, Lewis 1.
Records: FTCC 4-12.