Tallahassee Community College Women Roll In Capital Courtyard Classic Opener

Posted at 11:13 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 23:13:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (November 17, 2016) – Tallahassee Community College's women's basketball team opened the Capital Courtyard Classic with a 107-53 win over NJCAA (DIII) No. 8 West Georgia Technical College on Thursday afternoon. 

The Eagles improved to 4-1 on the season while West Georgia Tech dropped to 0-4. 

Less than 48 hours after suffering its first loss of the season, Tallahassee responded in a big way. 

After West Georgia Tech scored the first basket of the game, Jas Hill answered with consecutive three-pointers to start a 9-0 run. The lead reached double-digits at the 5:23 mark on a basket by Rosanna Jenije, and the Eagles eventually led 31-13 after the first quarter. 

Tallahassee all but put the game away in the second, outscoring the Golden Knights 29-12 in the second quarter to take a 60-25 lead to the locker room. 

The Eagles put up another big quarter offensively in the third, adding 28 points and led 88-42 heading to the fourth. 

West Georgia Tech, a final four team in the 2016 NJCAA DIII Tournament, fought until the final horn and limited the Eagles to just 19 fourth-quarter points. 

Hill led five players in double-figures for Tallahassee with 25 points. Japonica James scored 15 and pulled down 11 rebounds for the double-double. 

Shaigna Wentz hit 6-of-7 shots from the floor and finished with 14 points. 

Janessa Murphy scored 12 and Lawriell Wilson, 11. 

Tallahassee will continue play in the Classic at 3 p.m. Friday against Georgia Highlands College. 

Tallahassee Community College Athletics would like to thank the Leon County Tourist Development Council and Chick-fil-A West Tennessee Street for its support of the Capital Courtyard Classic.