“They knew where Reed II was at all the time,” said Reed “They did a good job of sending multiple defenders his way all game and forcing him to miss shots.”
Offensively the Bears were led by Jon Fuqua, who scored a game-high 16 points. Hurdle scored 14 off the bench and LaTrell Viser and Derek Williams both reached double figures for the Bears.
Dispite first half foul troubles, Conners lead the way for the Archers with a game high 16, while Reed II chipped in 12. They were the only two to reach double figures for the Archers.
The Bears advance to the winner’s bracket and will face Essex Community College tonight at 8 p.m.
The loss put the Archers into the loser’s bracket, but Coach Reed isn’t worried about how his team will bounce back.
“That was a good team we lost to so we aren’t going to hang our heads,” Reed said. “It won’t be hard to bounce back, we will be ready.”
The Archers will be back in action Thursday morning at 9 a.m. against Dean College.