Comer pours in 34 points to start three games in three days span
NASSAU, Bahamas – Behind a game-high 34 points from sophomore Brett Comer (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS), the FGCU men’s basketball team opened in foreign tour in the Bahamas with a 110-95 victory over the Commonwealth Bank Giants Wednesday night at Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium.
Comer’s 34 points brought the local crowd to its feet on several occasions, as he scored in a variety of ways, knocking down 15-of-21 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point land. The reigning A-Sun assists leader, Comer passed out six helpers and also grabbed five rebounds.
Playing under FIBA rules that included four 10-minute quarters and a 24-second shot clock, FGCU’s fast-paced style helped it adjust seamlessly, shooting 50 percent (46-92) from the field with 12 three-pointers (12-31). FGCU’s style also helped force the Giants into 23 turnovers that led to 26 points.
“I think we were able adjust to the FIBA rules because our style of play fits those rules,” said head coach Andy Enfield, who is entering his second season at the helm. “Offensively, we did a good job at times of sharing the ball, which led to easy baskets and open shots. These games we’ll play over the next three days are a great experience on so many levels.”
Playing with a rotation of seven players, FGCU saw six players reach double figures. Junior Chase Fieler (Parkersburg, W. Va./Parkersburg South HS) and sophomore Bernard Thompson (Conyers, Ga./Rockdale County HS) scored 18 points, combining to score 26 points in the second half. Fieler came up big in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points to help FGCU out-score Commonwealth Bank 31-23 in the frame. He also added eight rebounds, including five offensive, while Thompson had six boards of his own to contribute to the Green and Blue’s 43-38 edge on the glass.
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