BALTIMORE, Maryland – Big-time players make big time plays and that is exactly what CJ Williams did for FCC when they needed it most. The silky-smooth southpaw scored a team-high 24 points as FCC (11-16, 6-6) defeated CCBC Dundalk (19-9, 9-4), 73-68.
The Cougars took a 41-32 advantage into the locker room after 20 minutes of play. In the second half, FCC would build a 59-48 lead, but the Lions would not go away quietly. They would roar back and trail by just a bucket with 80 seconds to play. However, a key defensive steal and lay-up by Juwan Burnett would push the lead to 69-65 with a minute to play. In the end, FCC would knock down their free throws to seal the win.
Williams has been on fire as of late from the field. He has tallied 94 points in his last four games. He connected on 6-of-16 field goals, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. Teammate Juwan Burnett had a solid game as well. JB pumped in 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field. In 23 minutes of action, Devon Knaub was hot from the field, connecting on 4-of-5, tallying 10 points.
The Cougars scorched the nets in the first half, hitting on 15-of-31 field goals. For the game, they would finish 24-of-62 (38.7%). FCC dialed it up on defense holding the Lions' high power offense to just 68 points on 37% shooting and 19 miscues.
FCC will host Chesapeake College on Saturday afternoon to wrap up their regular season schedule. Tipoff is set for 3:00 PM. The following four sophomores will be honored as part of Sophomore Recognition Day: CJ Williams, Juwan Burnett, AJ Gregory, Domantas Sakickas.