Men's Basketball puts up 100 on Albany Tech

Men's Basketball puts up 100 on Albany Tech

The College of Central Florida men's basketball team started out 2015 in strong fashion.

CF placed four players in double figures and made 56 percent of its shots in a 100-66 win over Albany Technical College on Saturday night.

Terrell Rogers (20 points, eight assists), Diamante Lewis (17 points), Miguel Cartagena Reyes (15 points, 5-of-10 from 3-point range) and Brandon Tabb (15 points, 4-of-9 from 3-point range) paced the Patriots (12-6), ranked No. 9 in the state.

The 100 points were a season-high for CF against an NJCAA member team.

Austin Bowman's 3-pointer with 40.4 seconds left pushed the Patriots to the century mark and pushed the team to a 13-of-29 effort from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Patriots jumped out to a 52-39 halftime lead, as they made 59 percent of their shots and committed just two turnovers over the first 20 minutes of the game.

Rogers, Lewis and Tabb all reached double figures during the opening half and combined for 36 points.

Albany got to within eight points early in the second half, but 3-pointers from Reyes, Rogers and Lewis pushed the margin back to 70-55 with 13:51 left.

For the game, CF assisted on 21-of-35 baskets and held ATC to 41 percent shooting.

The Patriots also finished with a 40-14 edge in bench scoring and held a 24-2 advantage in points off turnovers.

With the win, CF is now 5-3 at home on the season.

CF hosts St. Petersburg College on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. The Patriots defeated the Titans in overtime last season and earned a road win over SPC earlier this season.