MELBOURNE, Fla. – Simon Cummings steered Florida Tech (8-2) to a 110-62 win Monday night against Trinity (1-13) by scoring a season-high 36 points, all from 3-point land.
Cummings’ 12 3-pointers are a program record, eclipsing the previous mark of nine held by Tom Folliard Jr. and E.J. Murray. Cummings also shattered the program record for consecutive 3-pointers made with 10. Folliard Jr. held the previous mark of five since the 1986-87 season.
His 10 consecutive 3-pointers tied a NCAA Division II single-game record, set by Missouri S&T’s Duane Huddleston in 1988.
“This is my 31st year of coaching,” FIT coach Billy Mims said. “If there’s a guy that deserves to have his name in the record book, Simon Cummings is certainly one of those guys. It was impressive that he made 12 3s, but it was even more impressive that he made 12 out of 15. He’s had two great games in three days. He deserves a strong look at his third Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week award. Night in and night out, he’s performed like an All-American.”
Cummings missed his first 3-point attempt then put on a shooting clinic before he hit his 10th trey in a row with 14:25 to play. When he was subbed out with 7:30 to go, the fans gave him a nice round of applause. Following the game, Mims presented Cummings with the game ball.
“When the ball left his hands, you could feel that it was going to go in,” Mims said. “He was so smooth on his release. His rotation was great and his feet were set. He was textbook [Monday night].”
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