The game was originally supposed to be played earlier in December, but was delayed due to an extended football season for the Bulldogs.
“Good job by our kids to play physical and just kept playing hard,” said FCHS head coach Munro Rateau after the game.
The Flucos came out of hot, specifically senior forward Trevonne Bradley. FCHS jumped out to an early 12-2 lead, nine of those points coming off the hot hand of Bradley.
Fluvanna was able to put up 19 points in the first quarter, with only two of those coming from the Flucos’ leading scorer, Vinny Agee, who got off to a slow start while his teammates made many contributions. Flucos led 19-13 after the quarter.
“We got off to a quick start, Trevonne made some baskets early,” said Rateau. “We ran the offense like we were supposed to, created some turnovers and got some easy baskets.”
The 13 points Fluvanna gave up in the first quarter were the most the Bulldogs scored in a single quarter over the course of the game, due to the intensified defense by FCHS.
Agee took back the scoring load in the second quarter, scoring nine of his team high 22 points in the frame. More impressively, the FCHS defense held the James River District leading Bulldogs to just seven points, taking a commanding 35-20 leading into the locker room.
“It was a good team effort,” said sophomore Vinny Agee after the win. “A lot of bench players came off the bench and made a contribution to the game.
The second half was much of the same, as the Fluvanna lead never dipped into single digits for the rest of the game. FCHS rode its hot offense and stifling defense to the final horn.
Agee cleaned the glass as usual pulling in nine rebounds to go along with his 22 points. The sophomore shot 50 percent (3-6) from 3-point land. Fellow sophomore Jalen Harrison scored 10 points and pulled in nine rebounds.
“We got a lot of wide open shots, so I took all the open shots that I had,” said Bradley who finished with 11 points and seven boards.
Barring a weather related cancelation, Fluvanna (13-2, 2-1 Jefferson District) will play its next game against the Louisa Lions on Friday night in Palmyra. Tip off set of 7:30 p.m.