PG Basketball Finishes Home Slate Undefeated with Thrilling Massanutten Win
FORK UNION, Va. – The Fork Union Post Graduate basketball team picked up a crucial overtime win over No. 15-ranked Massanutten Military Academy, 83-79, Tuesday night at the Thomas Gym.
With the win, Fork Union improved to 22-3 overall and finished its home slate undefeated with 13 victories.
The Blue Devils were led by guard LePear Toles and forward Lamont McManus, who both recorded double-doubles. The duo tallied 19 points apiece, while Toles grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds with McManus following with 10 of his own.
"I was really proud of the team for the resiliency they showed last night against a super talented Massanutten," said head coach Matt Donohue. "We went down 10 in the second half and battled back to tie it up at the end of regulation. The game went to overtime where we were able to pull off the victory. Playing at home is always an absolute treat for us. Anyone who has been to a home game at Fork Union understands that the atmosphere in Thomas is second to none. The cadet corps takes over the gym. They bring a unique and intimidating energy which helps the team to overcome difficult situations."
Fork Union returns to action Friday, Feb. 17 when it travels to Annapolis, Md., to face Navy at 7 p.m.
Middle School Basketball Hosts End of the Season Celebration
Monday, February 13, 2017
The Middle School basketball program hosted its end of the season celebration at the Sabre Shop this past Monday. Director of Athletics and head coach Brooks Berry led the team in prayer before discussing the teams core values and milestones the squad has accomplished.
As the team enjoyed pizza, chicken wings, french fries and drinks, Coach Berry introduced special guest Samba Johnson who is an assistant basketball coach at Lynchburg College. Coach Johnson discussed the importance of loving your neighbor, loving the game and appreciating what Fork Union teaches.
The celebration ended with a team ping pong tournament. Each player was given a seed in the round-robin bracket and the No. 1-seeded Marcus Billingslea was named Champion.
The squad finished the 2016-17 season with a 7-7 record thanks to two-straight victories down the stretch.