Muccioli drops 30 points in Falcons non-conference setback to Fisher
LYNN, Mass. (February 13, 2014) – Tyler Shular (Norwalk, Conn.) and the Fisher College Falcons overpowered Fitchburg State University on their way to a 94-82 victory Wednesday night at Fectau-Leary Gymnasium in Lynn, Mass.
Shular scored a career high 35 points including two momentum changing dunks early in the game to lead the Fisher Falcons to their 12th win of the season. Fitchburg State falls to 2-19 in the defeat.
The Fisher Falcons had three players reach double digit points, led by Shular's 35, to go along with 18 points from Orlando Zayas (Boston, Mass.) and 15 points from Ernest McNeil (Boston, Mass.). Zayas and McNeil each added eight and 11 rebounds, respectively.
Fitchburg State was led by Anthony Muccioli's (Nashua, N.H.) 30 points on 11-20 shooting. The visiting Falcons also received a strong performance from freshman Josh Ferreira (N. Dighton, Mass.) who finished with 13 points.
The two programs were evenly matched throughout the night, with Fisher holding a slight advantage in points off turnovers (30-28), points in the paint (42-34) and second chance points (16-9). Fitchburg State faired slightly better in bench scoring, outscoring Fisher 28-27.
Fisher benefited from a tightly called game by the officials that led to a combined 61 total personal finals. Fisher attempted more than twice as many free throws as Fitchburg did, making 17 more than their guest. Fisher's 57 attempts and 38 makes were both season highs.
Fisher returns to action next Tuesday when they host the University of Maine – Fort Kent. Fitchburg State will host Bridgewater State University on Saturday at 1 p.m.