North Little Rock Opens 2018 BBC with the Win

North Little Rock (AR) defeated Florence (MS) 76-60 in the opening round of the 2018 Beach Ball Classic at the Myrtle Beach (SC) Convention Center.

TURNING POINT:  With the game time at 16-16 midway through the first half, North Little Rock scored 16 unanswered points to opena 32-16 lead with 2:44 remaining in the opening half.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK STAT LEADERS: Shawn Fudge scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats.  Collin Moore posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds while D.J. Smith and Spencer Simes added 12 points each.

FLORENCE STAT LEADERS:  Alabama signee Jaylen Forbes struggled from the field as he connected on just 9-of-37 shots but he posted a double-double with 27 points and 17 rebounds.

RECORDS:  North Little Rock 11-1, Florence 8-2.

:  North Little Rock – North Little Rock, AR.  Florence – Florence, MS.



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