MELBOURNE, Fla. (December 1, 2017) – NJCAA No. 13/Region 8 No. 2 Tallahassee Community College overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat Snow (Utah) College, 72-59, on day one action at the Jim Grimes Memorial Classic hosted by Eastern Florida State College.
Tallahassee is now 9-0 heading into Saturday's 2 p.m. game at the Classic against Polk State College.
Friday's game didn't start well for the Eagles, as Snow jumped out to a 14-2 lead. Tallahassee settled down, however, and doubled up the Badgers the remainder of the half, outscoring them 28-14 and led 30-28 at the intermission.
The outcome was still in doubt at the midway point of the second half with Tallahassee guarding a 51-45 lead. Four unanswered points extended the Eagles' advantage to double-digits with 8:37 remaining.
Snow pulled within seven, 59-52, at the 6:14 mark, but Tallahassee gradually pulled away, eventually leading by as many as 16 points with 1:53 left.
The Eagles delivered another strong performance on the defensive end, holding the Badgers under 40 percent shooting. Snow made just 23-of-63 field goal attempts – 36.5 percent – and 5-of-26 from long distance, including 1-of-11 in the second half.
Five players scored in double-figures for Tallahassee, led by Quentin Jackson's 18.