MELBOURNE, Fla. (December 2, 2017) – NJCAA No. 13/Region 8 No. 2 Tallahassee Community College defeated Polk State College, 67-61, on Saturday in day two action at the Jim Grimes Memorial Classic hosted by Eastern Florida State College.
Tallahassee is now 10-0 for the second straight season under head coach Mark White and the seventh time in school history.
Similar to Friday's win over Snow (Utah) College, Tallahassee had to overcome a first-half deficit. Unlike that 72-59 triumph, Saturday's game went down to final minute.
Leading 63-61 entering the final half minute, Tallahassee picked up a couple of defensive stops and tacked on four points for the final margin of victory.
Polk State led 21-16 with seven minutes left in the first half, but Tallahassee rattled off 12 unanswered points and led 32-26 at the break.
Tallahassee will return to play on Wednesday evening at South Georgia Technical College. Game time is 7:30 p.m.