GAINESVILLE, Fla. (December 10, 2017) – In a battle of nationally-ranked teams, NJCAA No. 10/Region 8 No. 4 Florida SouthWestern State College got the best of No. 4/No. 2 Tallahassee Community College on Sunday, defeating the Eagles 86-69 at the Florida College's Men's Basketball Shootout.
Tallahassee has dropped two of its last three games to fall to 11-2 on the season.
Through the first 20 minutes, the game lived up to its billing. Neither team led by more than five points, and there were eight lead changes and six ties, including 35-all at the intermission.
After ties at 37- and 40-all, Corey Douglas' bucket gave Tallahassee a 42-40 lead at the 16:17 mark of the second half. That turned out to be the Eagles' final lead of the game.
Florida SouthWestern scored the next ten points and went a 21-3 run to take control of the game.
The Eagles eventually trailed by as many as 25 (86-61) before closing the game on an 8-0 run.
Leon Freeman-Daniels led Tallahassee in scoring with 16 points. Douglas added 13.
Tallahassee will return to play on Wednesday when it travels to St. Petersburg College for a 2 p.m. game against the Titans.