Fluvanna County’s boys basketball team has lost a rash of close games this season in a variety of different ways.
One way to prevent that from happening is to jump out to a big lead and not allow the opposition back in but of course, that’s easier said than done.
On the strength of a triple double from freshman point guard Kobe Edmonds, Wednesday night the Flucos managed to pull that off, beating Monticello 69-47 after building a 20-6 lead in the first quarter.
“Our defensive work turned into good offense and that was the key to our success,” Davis said.
The Flucos held Monticello to 28 points over the first three quarters, creating too big of a hole for the Mustangs to climb out. Edmonds played a big role in that effort with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while scoring eight of his 10 points in the first half. Chris Whittle scored 17 points for Fluvanna, but the bulk of the Flucos’ scoring came from throughout the roster as 10 different players notched points. Drew Pace and John Rittenhouse each had eight points.
Monticello’s Justin McCartney scored 13 points while Justin Scheel scored nine.
The Flucos travel to take on Louisa County Friday night while the Mustangs will take on Charlottesville at CHS the same night.